Page /


  • An exquisitely observed story of passion and friendship

  • I loved this so much. Thought-provoking, emotionally intelligent and beautifully written

    Daily Mail
  • Carol Anshaw has written a wonderful character in Cate, who is juggling a series of events and relationships, none of which quite connect or overlap with each other. The writing is smart and often funny, and the detail, perceptive and brilliantly observed. I loved being submerged in Cate's chaotic life, and even as I closed the last page, I was completely sure that she and all the other characters were alive and well, and continuing to muddle through, somewhere in Chicago

    Claire Fuller
  • Anshaw crafts an engaging narrative with her customary precision and tart humor. Another treat from the great Anshaw: sharply observed, unsentimentally compassionate, always cognizant of life's complexities

    Kirkus starred review
  • Anshaw brings a fresh, keen voice to this story of modern lesbian life...[it] will captivate readers

    Publishers Weekly starred review
  • 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, on Carry the One
  • Superb . . . Anshaw sees her characters with startling clarity, an acute alertness to nuance, and no small helping of warmth and humour. A marvellous novel, grown-up, smart and emotionally intelligent

    Patrick Ness, Guardian, on Carry the One
  • Her deftly episodic novel of love, time and off-beat family life is warm, generous and wise. Enormously engaging

    Daily Mail on Carry the One
  • Beautifully observed . . . 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

    The New York Times on Carry the One

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising