CARRY ME named one of National Public Radio's Best Books of 2016 "Great historical novels give us a god's omnipotence. They don't coddle but burden us with the sure knowledge that we can do nothing to alter the flow of time. And this is the inherent tragedy that lives at the heart of Carry Me, which follows the fortunes of two intermingled families through one of the most turbulent times in modern history" —Jason Sheehan, NPR

CARRY ME is “another meditation on history and destiny . . . that make[s] the past feel stunningly close at hand.” —Megan O’Grady, Vogue

"Behrens captures his narrator’s naïveté and the casual anti-Semitism of the times with great skill and intelligence . . . as true an observation about human nature as there is." —Dennis Bock, The New York Times Book Review

"Peter Behrens is a powerful stylist . . . if exile is Behrens’s obsession, he’s still making it work in his fiction" —The Globe and Mail

Carry Me is one of three finalists for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. "Behrens is a master, at home in the broad sweep of history and the intimate detail of a character’s experience. This is a novel that could be, should be, read in a hundred years." —The Jury

Peter Behrens is Concordia University's new Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence.

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Listen to PB's Commentary, "Walls & Us", on National Public Radio's All Things Considered

Published in the US by Pantheon
Feb 23, 2016 | 464 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9781101870495

Published in Canada by House of Anansi
Feb 20, 2016 448 Pages | 9 x 6 | ISBN 9781770899995