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The breathtaking novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thinking Out Loud, and Black and Blue.

Ellen Gulden is in jail, accused of the mercy killing of her mother. She says she didn't do it; she thinks she knows who did.

When Ellen learns of her mother Kate's cancer, the disease is already far advanced. Her father insists that Ellen quit her job and come home to take care of her, and as Ellen begins to spend her days with Kate, she learns many surprising things, about herself, her mother, and the life choices they both made. But as Kate's illness progresses, and her pain increases, so do the dosages of morphine. And so does Ellen's belief that her mother's suffering is unendurable....

Widely admired for her intelligence, humor and insight, and for the depth of her perceptions about the public and private lives of ordinary people, Quindlen writes masterfully, and with great sophistication and grace about love and death, sexuality and betrayal, the triangles within a family, identity, growth, and change. Exploring the ambiguities that make up marriage, character, family, and fate, One True Thing takes each of us to the mysteries at the heart of the person we think we are, of who and what we know.

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"It is simply impossible to forget." Alice Hoffman

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"Fiercely compassionate and frank...conveys a world so out of kilter and so like ours that its readers are likely to feel both exhilarated and unnerved by its accuracy." Elle

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"A triumph." San Francisco Chronicle

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A mother.  A daughter.  A shattering choice.

From Anna Quindlen, bestselling author of Black and Blue, comes a novel of life, love and everyday acts of mercy.

"A triumph."

--San Francisco Chronicle

From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue. Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of these columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her "Life in the 30's" columns, Living Out Loud, and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After.

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ISBN:
9780812976182
Author:
Quindlen, Anna
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Euthanasia
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Movie-TV Tie-In - General
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Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Legal stories
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Domestic fiction
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General Fiction
Subject:
Film and Television-Novelization
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.70 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812976182 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It is simply impossible to forget."
"Review" by , "Fiercely compassionate and frank...conveys a world so out of kilter and so like ours that its readers are likely to feel both exhilarated and unnerved by its accuracy."
"Synopsis" by , "A triumph." San Francisco Chronicle
"Synopsis" by , A mother.  A daughter.  A shattering choice.

From Anna Quindlen, bestselling author of Black and Blue, comes a novel of life, love and everyday acts of mercy.

"A triumph."

--San Francisco Chronicle

From the Paperback edition.

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