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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409039402
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

One True Thing

'Simply impossible to forget' Alice Hoffman

When Ellen Gulden learns that her mother has cancer, her father insists that Ellen come home to look after Kate. Ellen has always been the special child, the high achiever, her father's intellectual match. All her successes have been geared to pleasing her academic father, yet as Ellen cares for Kate she learns many surprising things about her mother's life and the choices she has made. As Kate Gulden's pain increases so does Ellen's belief that her mother's suffering is endurable. That doesn't mean she could possibly give her the over -dose of morphine that kills her, but, standing accused of a mercy-killing, she believes she knows who did.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409039402
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, non-fiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of six novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, and Every Last One. 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.

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Praise for One True Thing

One True Thing is so uncompromising in its portrait of life and death, so honest in its rendering of love and loss, that it is simply impossible to forget.

Alice Hoffman

Quindlen's extraordinary moving novel is about family responsibilities, compassion, and growing up.

Daily Mail

Not a word or an emotion is out of place

Sunday Times

...a brave and beautiful book.

The Times

Imbued with heartbreak, grace and humour, this novel made me walk taller for days.


One True Thing is a book about the very nature of love... and insight into the workings of the heart is what Anna Quindlen is so good at


Witty, profound... exhilarating

Margaret Forster

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 U.S.

Provocative... we leave One True Thing stimulated and challenged, more thoughtful than when we began.

Los Angeles Times

A very good novel indeed - the relationship between mother and daughter is a triumph. This novel deserves to be bought, read and kept.

Elizabeth Jane Howard

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