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One True Thing
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780440221036
ISBN-10: 044022103X
Publication Date: 9/1995
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
a difficult story. may i never have to face what the main charachter did.
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Helpful Score: 5
Wonderful book about the reconnecting of a daughter as she cares for her dying mother. Funny, sad and impossible to put down.
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Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful story about a family coping with a mother's illness.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a great book--very, very sad but I could not put it down . A must read
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good yarn that looks deep into our own needs and the selfishness that we don\'t like to admit we all have. Sad and though provoking.
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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.
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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 !!
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A young woman returns home to care for her dying mother and ends up being tried for her murder.


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