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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ethan Canin Narrator: Ron Rifkin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Breathtaking in its suspense and beauty, Carry Me Across the Water is the story of a man’s turbulent journey, with his family, through the central years of the twentieth century. Young August Kleinman escapes from Nazi Germany to America, where his mother’s words—“Take the advice of no one”—fate him to a life of boldness and originality, from the poor streets of New York to the marble mansions of industrial Pittsburgh, from old world Hamburg to the jungle islands of the Pacific. Ultimately, near the end of a long and bountiful life, his resolution of a haunting encounter with a Japanese soldier during World War II finally illuminates, at the deepest levels, the way authentic lives truly unfold.

From the writer hailed as “the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation” (Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio) comes this “exquisitely modulated short novel” (Los Angeles Times), which “eases its silky-smooth way into a reader’s consciousness even as it plumbs the depths” (Newsday).

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frederick Bingham | 2/16/2014

    " This book is about a man's life. August Kleinman grows up in between the wars Germany as a Jew. His mother sees the handwriting on the wall and manages to escape in 1933 with him, but not his father. Together they make a life for themselves in the new world, settling in New York. He goes off to war. Marries. Starts a very successful business. Gets old. Loses his wife. Rears three children.This is a lovely book about the cycle of life, birth, death, renewal. A quick read too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Unbridled | 2/9/2014

    " The book was sound, fundamentally, sustaining and building its mild narrative momentum with an easy, limpid prose. Skilled writing, MFA consistency, but nothing to tickle the cells into any sort of rapturous applause. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chichifoo | 2/8/2014

    " beautiful book. am going to see him at a talk tonight, so i read the whole thing last night. short and sweet, and he has a way with beautiful metaphors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed Carry Me Across the Water. It was a good book and kept my attention. The chapters were short and jerky. They jumped unpredicatably from time and place. I struggle with books that pull me from present to past without any warning. People who do not mind this type of story should definitely read this book. "

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