Carry the One (MP3 CD)

By Carol Anshaw, Ren�e Raudman (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781452655857

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

March 2012 Indie Next List

“Carmen and Matt's wedding was festive, full of dancing, drinking, and celebrating the joining of two lives. but for Carmen and Matt their wedding night would not be remembered solely with joy, but rather as the night a car full of their relatives and close friends headed out into the dark and accidentally killed a young girl on a lonely stretch of road. The occupants of that car and the wedding couple would be shackled by the guilt of that night for years to come. <em>Carry the One</em> examines the subtle shades of change this tragic accident causes in their lives. It is a compelling story of friendship, loss, betrayal, and life at its most real.”
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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“Carmen and Matt's wedding was festive, full of dancing, drinking, and celebrating the joining of two lives. But for Carmen and Matt their wedding night would not be remembered solely with joy, but rather as the night a car full of their relatives and close friends headed out into the dark and accidentally killed a young girl on a lonely stretch of road. The occupants of that car and the wedding couple would be shackled by the guilt of that night for years to come. Carry the One examines the subtle shades of change this tragic accident causes in their lives. It is a compelling story of friendship, loss, betrayal, and life at its most real.”
— deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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Description

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one."Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author's beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.


About the Author

Carol Anshaw is the author of "Aquamarine," "Seven Moves," and "Lucky in the Corner."

Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and her narration of "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper was selected by "Library Journal" as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.


Praise For Carry the One

"Anshaw has a deft touch with the events of ordinary life, giving them heft and meaning without being ponderous." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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