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  • Her deftly episodic novel of love, time and off-beat family life is warm, generous and wise. An enormously engaging novel

    Daily Mail
  • Carry The One is a finely crafted novel, full of phrases you want to cut out and keep, and characters you think you know. It is delicate in its touch, yet huge in its reach

  • Superb . . . Anshaw sees her characters with startling clarity, an acute alertness to nuance, and no small helping of warmth and humour . . . Anshaw's writing [is] subtle, bemused, kind and smart, she nails moment after moment . . . Carry The One is a marvellous novel, grown-up, smart and emotionally intelligent about people who, like the rest of us, try but mostly fail to keep their ducks in a row

    Patrick Ness, Guardian
  • A tender tale of what happens to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances

    Marie Claire
  • Here's passion and addiction, guilt and damage, all the beautiful mess of family life. Carry the One will lift readers off their feet and bear them along on its eloquent tide

    Emma Donoghue
  • Beautifully observed . . . [Anshaw] intimately dissects how one event or choice can alter the trajectory of a life, how a fork in the road can lead to wholly unexpected and divergent outcomes

    Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
  • A funny, vivid and pingingly true story about longing and the pain of love. Anshaw conveys beefy emotions and life-changing events with the most gossamer of touches

    Rachel Johnson, Vogue
  • Anshaw's understated, casual tone is made delightful with small details.Vivid images hit home with finishing flourishes . . . Carry The One is an engaging narrative, eloquently told

  • Carol Anshaw is one of those authors who should be a household name . . . [a] fine, eloquent novel

    USA Today
  • Superb . . . [Anshaw] has a knack for capturing a personality in a single phrase

    Financial Times

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