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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: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Masterful...a classic parable of the human condition, said Publishers Weekly about Ethan Canin's For Kings and Planets, and the same can be said about Canin's brilliant new novel. Breathtaking in its suspense and beauty, Carry Me Across the Water tells the story of a complex man's extraordinary life, lived against the backdrop of the central years of the twentieth century.

Take the advice of no one, the young August Kleinman is told by his mother as the Nazi party rises to power around them in Hamburg. With these words to guide him, young August escapes to America, where he goes on to build a fortune, a family, and a life on his own terms. At the defining moments that reveal character and shape fate, August's bold journey illuminates, at the deepest levels, the ways our lives truly unfold. A shocking encounter with a Japanese soldier in a cave during World War II, an audacious decision to start a long-shot business in America, a lifelong passion for an Italian girl named Ginger, estrangement from his modern children - this is an exquisite novel by the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation (Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio). Download and start listening now!


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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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