One True Thing

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Wheeler Pub., 1994 - Fiction - 360 pages
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Ellen Gulden leaves her career to come home to care for her dying mother, Kate. Mother and daughter had never seen eye-to-eye. Yet, as Ellen spends time with Kate, she learns many things about her mother and about herself.

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One True Thing by Anna Quindlen; (4*) One True Thing is the perfect book for a quiet winter day, a cozy chair and a cup of hot chocolate or tea. Quindlen's writing is both lyrical and stark, showing ... Read full review

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Ellen Gulden is a 23-year-old up-and-coming magazine writer living in New York City, when her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. On a visit home her father tells her that she simply must leave ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
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Author Anna Quindlen was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1953. She graduated from Barnard in 1974 and serves on their Board of Trustees. Quindlen worked as a reporter for the New York Post and the New York Times and wrote columns for the Times. She won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary before devoting herself to writing fiction. She has written both adult fiction (including Object Lessons, Black and Blue and One True Thing, which was made into a motion picture starring Meryl Streep) and children's fiction (Happily Ever After and The Tree That Came to Stay). Currently, she is a columnist at Newsweek. Her title Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012.

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