Every Last One – Book Giveaway

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
400 pages
ISBN 978-0812976885
Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 2011)

Anna Quindlen is fast becoming one of my favorite authors – and with her novel Every Last One (released in trade paperback this month through Random House) she stole my heart (read my review). I cannot gush enough about Quindlen’s amazing talent…and so I am thrilled to be able to offer one reader of my blog a brand new copy of her latest novel. First, a little information.

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):

New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor.  Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount.  And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterwards is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible line of hope and healing that connects one human being with another.

Ultimately, in the hands of Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose, Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the the things we fear most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, to live a life we never dreamed we’d have to live but must be brave enough to try.

Read other reviews of the book by following the links on the TLC Book Tours page.

Get more information about the book through the Random House website.


Anna Quindlen is the author of five previous bestselling novels (Rise and Shine, Blessings, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue), and seven nonfiction books (A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Good Dog. Stay., Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, and How Reading Changed My Life). Her New York Times column “Public and Private” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. From 2000-2009, She wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek. Learn more about Quindlen and her work by visiting the author’s website or visit her on Facebook.

Listen to Anna Quindlen talks about Every Last One:


  • The publisher has offered to provide a copy of Every Last One to one winner – US entries only please.
  • Giveaway is open from now through April 6th at 5:00 PM (PST).
  • To enter, please leave me a comment on this post sharing ONE thing which you hold dear and feel blessed to have in your life.
  • I will select ONE winner on April 7th using Random. org and announce their name on my blog. Additionally, I will email the winner.

Good Luck!!

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  1. I read your review and this book sounds like it will be very difficult to read, but well worth it. I’m hoping I can handle it.

    The one thing I am so blessed with are my sons. Women often dream about becoming a mother, but you just don’t know until you are one just how precious these little human beings are to you. Since they were born there isn’t a day where I don’t wake up looking forward to seeing their smiling faces and when I have to be away from them, I just can’t wait to see them again. Motherhood is a beautiful thing. 🙂

  2. I will name two things that I am blessed to have in my life: my husband and children. You could take everything else away, and if I still had them, I would be ok.

    • Julie on March 30, 2011 at 04:34

    One thing that I hold dear in my life is my family, which right now consists of my husband and our dog. I’d rather be with them than anywhere else.

    This book sounds like an emotional roller coaster, but hopefully one with a soft landing. 🙂 I’d love to give it a read!

    Julie @ Read Handed

    • Linda B on March 30, 2011 at 04:47

    Certaiinly my family is my greatest blessing, and since the death of my husband the fact that my son and his family are in the same town as myself, doubles that blessing.
    This novel sounds fascinating; thanks for the giveaway.

    • Shannon on March 30, 2011 at 07:04

    So amny things I hold dear…. Not even attempting to prioritize so I’m just going to throw one out, and trying to be slightly different and not state the obvious…. I truly hold my circle of friends close to my heart. Some of them have been in my life for a quarter century or more (and I’m not *that* old!) and they still love me! I absolutely believe that a woman can’t function without her peeps!

    • anne on March 30, 2011 at 07:50

    I am blessed with my family and health. thanks for this giveaway.

    • Aths on March 30, 2011 at 08:35

    To me, my family is what’s dearest to me. I know it sounds cliche, but truth is I never appreciated my family much until my brother was hospitalized last year. That’s when I realized anything can happen in an instant and I began to renew my relationships all over.

    • Lori L on March 30, 2011 at 09:37

    I am blessed to have my family and they are dear to me. Your review was wonderful and Every Last One is immediately going on my wish list.

  3. oooo! Quindlen strikes again – this sounds amazing!

    I hold my children dear. I was indifferently parented, and being able to be demonstrative and affectionate with them is so very rewarding (and healing!)

    • Tiffany D. on March 30, 2011 at 13:58

    Definitely my family. They are amazing. My husband works so hard to take care of us and still has the good spirit to make me giggle like a school girl on a daily basis. He is by far the funniest person I have ever met. My daughter, who has the best personality and is always in a good mood and finds the positive in everything. I wish I had her amazing outlook on life. And my son, who was born a month early and has some learning disabilites. Every day he amazes me with his progress and makes my heart melt with his funny quirks.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway, every time I read a new review of this book I want to read it more!

    • Elisabeth on April 1, 2011 at 02:30

    Thanks for the giveaway! Anna Quindlen is one of my favorite authors. Am blessed with 4 great kids and a WONDERFUL hubby! My sister, mom and friends too!

    • Sheila K. on April 1, 2011 at 03:54

    I am more than blessed to have my beloved boy Joey!

    • Linda Kish on April 2, 2011 at 19:34

    My son and my dog.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    • Tea on April 3, 2011 at 08:09

    First of all, I really enjoyed the author’s interview on the Youtube. It really struck me how Anna Quindlen had to struggle with herself to write a violent scene.

    To answer the question one thing I hold dear in my life are the young people in my life, my adult children and grandchildren. They are my life. How would I live without them? Impossible.


  4. I feel blessed to live in a small community with my family and church and workplace. Such a blessing!

    I’ve only read Quindlen’s nonfiction, so I’d love to try her fiction. Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

    debnance at gmail dot com

  5. I am blessed with a wonderful family and friends that I hold dear to my heart! One thing that I am also blessed to have in my life my dog, whose companionship through the many trials of life have kept my spirits high, even when I thought it wasn’t possible.

    Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!

    • Liz on April 4, 2011 at 06:05

    I am blessed to have faith that change is good.

  6. I am blessed with my memories and hold them very dear. So many people are without their memories as I type. I am very grateful to be able to have many memories in my future as well.

    Thank you for the giveaway. This book sounds amazing.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

    • Margie on April 5, 2011 at 18:19

    This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I feel blessed to have my husband and children in my life.

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