One True Thing Author:Anna Quindlen The story itself is about a woman who leaves her self-absorbed career as a Manhattan journalist to take care of her dying mother. Her mother is the perfect June Cleaver. Her dad, a cool, cerebral academic, dishes out faint praise and keeps the entire family at an arm's length from his internal ivory tower. — Ellen gets a nasty shock after her mot... more »her's death; she is indicted and betrayed. For what and by whom I would let you find out for yourself.
The truth in this book is in the reflection of Ellen in other people's eyes. They have their own opinions of her, independent of the facts. This sad truth makes the book so worthwhile to read. Ellen seeks truth, about herself, and her path to finding that truth is honest and interesting.
Ellen learns and grows tremendously in this book. That's a wonderful thing« less
This is a novel of life, love and everyday acts of mercy. It is fiercely compassionate and frank...conveys a world so out of kilter and so like our own, that its readers are likely to feel both exhilarated and unnerved by its accuracy.
This is a remarkable book. She writes about family with all the humanity. wit and pain of going home. This is a strikingly honest and transforming book.
What a great book ! I so felt for Ellen. She tried to do what was best in a tough situation and pulled it off with great grace and skill. This book really digs into what families are like and how people react in the face of adversity and what it takes to just do what needs to be done. Two thumbs up !!