One True Thing

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Random House Trade
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5.28 X 8.04 X 0.7 inches | 0.53 pounds

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About the Author

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller's Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.


"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

"A masterpiece."--Tulsa World

"Provocative . . . We leave One True Thing stimulated and challenged, more thoughtful than when we began."--Los Angeles Times

"Like a brush with mortality, One True Thing leaves the reader feeling grateful, wide awake, lucky to be alive."--Michael Chabon

"It calls you back for another read. . . . This is a book of catharsis."--The Denver Post

"A triumph."--San Francisco Chronicle

"It is simply impossible to forget."--Alice Hoffman