Friday Morning Bookclub

May 13, 2011

Every Last One

Filed under: Book Recomendations — Esther @ 5:23 pm

Anna Quindlen’s latest novel, “Every Last One”, is a gripping novel that shows how a normal, happy family can be shattered in an instant.  Mary Beth Latham is a busy, happy mother, the center of her family of three teenage children and her husband.  She and her family have weathered some storms, but there is a strong base of love, and they are doing well.  When an unthinkable act of violence occurs, Mary Beth is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and move on.  Anna Quindlen is a wonderful writer, and she really makes us care about the Latham family.  I read this book in a weekend, and it stayed with me for several days.  This would make a wonderful discussion book for a book club.



  1. I agree. This book stayed with me for days and I would have loved to discuss it, but it was an independent choice and no one else had read it. It’s very compelling, but it was also difficult to rein in my emotions.

    Comment by Laura — May 13, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  2. I have never read any of Anna Quindlen’s books but I have always wanted to read one of them. Maybe I will pick this for my selection. Cathy

    Comment by cathy Junkin — May 15, 2011 @ 7:10 am | Reply

  3. I just read this one too. I agree with you both-this one stuck around for a few days. It was hard to read, but I felt very well written. definitely worth the time.

    Comment by Jeanie — May 20, 2011 @ 6:15 am | Reply

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