Every Last One and Rise and Shine

ebook Two Bestselling Novels

By Anna Quindlen

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Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, has an unmatched eye for the essential relationships in our lives—the powerful bonds between mothers and children, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers. This eBook bundle pairs two of Quindlen's most acclaimed novels—Rise and Shine and Every Last One. With her mesmerizing prose and deeply felt storytelling, Anna Quindlen "captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life" (People).


"Spellbinding."—The New York Times Book Review

Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman's love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another.


"Superb . . . The book seduces."—Chicago Tribune

It's an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice's perfect life hits a wall. The host of Rise and Shine, the country's highest-rated morning television talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break—but not before she does something that, in an instant, marks the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget. A social worker in the Bronx, Bridget has always looked up to Meghan while living in her long shadow. What follows is a story about how the Fitzmaurice sisters adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming city of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and powerful connection that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.

More praise for Anna Quindlen

"Packs an emotional punch . . . Quindlen succeeds at conveying the transience of everyday worries and the never-ending boundaries of a mother's love."The Washington Post, on Every Last One

"[Quindlen] welcomes us into her fictional world with open arms. . . . We fall into this novel as if it were an easy chair, comforted by a writer who knows her craft."Los Angeles Times, on Every Last One

"Anna Quindlen's writing is like knitting: prose that wraps the reader in the warmth and familiarity of domestic life. . . . Then, as in her novels Black and Blue and One True Thing, Quindlen starts to pull at the world she has knitted, and lets it unravel across the pages."The Seattle Times, on Every Last One

"Stands on its own as a writerly achievement, [Quindlen's] best so far . . . Sentence by sentence Ms. Quindlen is the soul of brevity."The New York Times, on Rise and Shine

"The dialogue sparkles, the insights are right on . . . and the characters are appealing. . . . [It] has humor, heartbreak and drama. . . . [A] pleasure read."The Charlotte Observer, on Rise and Shine

"New friends await readers . . . characters you will delight in getting to know and miss once you've finished the book."St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on Rise and Shine
Every Last One and Rise and Shine