Carry Me Across the Water

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Carry Me Across the Water
Author Ethan Canin
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 206 pp
ISBN 0-679-45679-1
OCLC 45284641
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3553.A495 C37 2001

Carry Me Across the Water is a novel by the American writer Ethan Canin.[1]

It is an elegiac novel that tells the story of August Kleinman, a 78-year-old former Pittsburgh brewery owner who remembers episodes from his life—from his escape from Nazi Germany to his life of poverty in New York to his rise to riches in industrial Pittsburgh.[2] Both the Boston Globe and The Times selected it as a Best Book of 2001.


  1. ^ "Ethan Canin, Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008". 
  2. ^ Krist, Gary (2001-05-06). "Modern Maturity". The New York Times. New York City, NY. Retrieved 2016-03-28.