Book Of The Day – Carry Me Away

by Ron on July 15, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by Robb Grindstaff and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Carry Me Away has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!

“Words cannot really describe how amazing and emotional this book will make you feel.” Tracy – Amazon Reviewer

Carry Me Away
by Robb Grindstaff
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $4


Carry Me Away – Nook

Carrie Destin, a biracial military brat, learns the injuries she sustained in a car accident will prove fatal before she reaches adulthood. She accelerates her life and sets aggressive goals: college, connecting with her Japanese roots, and the all-consuming desire to find her soul mate. A kid from nowhere, she travels the world with her Marine father and Japanese mother.

Facing an abbreviated life with a brash attitude and a biting, sometimes morbid sense of humor, Carrie races to graduate high school at age fifteen. College is her marker of adulthood, when she can smoke in public and order dessert before dinner. She tosses out her adolescent wedding scrapbook for a funeral plan. A teenage crush on Paul, a family friend and a widower seventeen years her senior, develops into a fantasy that takes on a life of its own.

As she outlives the original prognosis into her early twenties, her life goals evolve—always short-term. The longing for love stays constant, yet she walls herself off from others. Relationships end in betrayal, abandonment and violence. When love reveals itself, she pulls away, fearing that an early meeting with Death is on the horizon.

Carrie’s frantic desire to experience life before it ends spirals out of control, leading to a physical and emotional collapse. Her grandmother’s wisdom points her toward acceptance, but first she must break through her walls before she can give the gift of ‘til-death-do-us-part.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I loved Robb Grindstaff’s novel Carry Me Away. It’s a deep and inspirational story of a young girl’s determination to make the best of her life, despite her dire health prognosis, limp to her step, and chronic pain.


This is a beautiful book and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Any book that has me laughing out loud one minute and in tears the next (on public transportation no less!) is a must read.


I used this book to escape from the business of my everyday life, to allow me to reconsider all the things going on around me, and help me focus and see things in a new light. Most books don’t do that. This one did.


The story pulls you right in. You will run the gamut of emotions as you step into Carrie’s life. The characters are well written and you will find yourself connecting with all of them on a very emotional level.


Robb created a masterpiece, and for me, it made me truly realize that if we can’t enjoy the ride, if we don’t create any happy memories, what are we here for?

Get Carry Me Away here: Carry Me Away

About The Author

In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, Robb Grindstaff has written fiction most of his life. The newspaper biz has taken Robb and his family from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina and Texas, and from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, he’s as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas. He now resides in a small community in Wisconsin where he manages a daily newspaper. The variety of places he’s lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade his head.

Robb has had a dozen short stories published in several print anthologies and e-zines, and several articles on the craft of writing fiction. His first novel, HANNAH’S VOICE, released January 2013 through Evolved Publishing. His second novel, CARRY ME AWAY, launches September 23, 2013. SONORAN DREAMS, his trilogy of short stories, includes the award-winning “Desert Rain,” his only story in the horror genre (so far).

Robb also edits fiction and non-fiction books for authors from around the world. It helps that he’s fluent in five languages: U.S. English, U.K. English, Canadian English, and Australian English, plus his native language, Texan.

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