Search Results: "Wally Lamb"


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I'LL TAKE YOU THERE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"There's a novel in here somewhere, buried under film trivia, corny commentary, a convoluted premise, and a 17-page article about the Miss Rheingold contest."
An aging film scholar is visited by elegant Hollywood ghosts bearing interactive home movies of his childhood. Read full book review >

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WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Flimsy and barely entertaining."
Lightweight holiday fare in the entirely predictable subgenre of What Else Can Go Wrong at the Christmas Pageant? Read full book review >

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THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"A clearer focus and a forgone subplot or two would have helped. Of interest, however, as an entry in the body of literature that has emerged from real tragedy."
A glacially paced novel of modern manners and mayhem, its chief elements being middle-aged angst, mass murder and pizza. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"There are things, says Lamb, that need 'to be known about prison and prisoners. There are misconceptions to be abandoned, biases to be dropped.' Here's a step in that direction."
Intense attestations of lives that ran afoul of the law, from women who have done or are doing time at a prison in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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LAMB by Bonnie Nadzam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A disturbing and elusive novel about manipulation and desperate friendship."
A journey novel that gets increasingly creepier the further west we go. Read full book review >

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WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written."
A searching novel of contemporary manners—and long-buried secrets—by seasoned storyteller Lamb (Wishin' and Hopin', 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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I’LL FLY AWAY by Wally Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Writing as an act of self-realization and liberation and, not incidentally, an indictment of the penal system."
The second accomplished collection of writings from women incarcerated in Connecticut's York Correctional Institution, edited again by bestselling novelist Lamb (Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1998

"A probable commercial bonanza, but both twice as long and not as much as it should have been. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Both a moving character study and a gripping story of family conflict are hidden somewhere inside the daunting bulk of this annoyingly slick second novel by Lamb (the popular Oprah selection She's Come Undone, 1992). Read full book review >

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SHE'S COME UNDONE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1992

"A warmblooded, enveloping tale of survival, done up loose and cheering."
A tremendously likable first novel about the catastrophe- marked childhood, youth, and mangled adulthood of a tough-fibered woman who almost beaches herself in guilt and grief. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Interesting, original, not for every taste."
An audacious and irreverent novel about Jesus' childhood seen through the eyes of his best pal. Read full book review >

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SAINT WALLY by Courtney Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A black comedy about religion and the afterlife, written like a blockbuster action film."
In Taylor's debut novel, a down-to-earth guy is swept up in a berserk afterlife adventure. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICIAL LAMB  by Karin Hofland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Though some leads are dropped without much investigation, it's easy to get lost in Hofland's debut, which offers a knowing portrait of Hollywood colliding with a small town."
A television producer gets caught up investigating a real-life pitch she's determined to see through to the end. Read full book review >