Wally Lamb The Hour I First Believed

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The Hour I First Believed

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An extraordinary new novel from Wally Lamb, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time Oprah Book Club pick, is a work of prodigious scope and ambition
Wally Lamb s two previous novels, SHE S COME UNDONE and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, struck a chord with readers. They responded to the intensely introspective nature of each book, and to their lively narrative style and biting humor. One critic called Wally Lamb a modern-day Dostoyevsky, whose characters struggle not only with their respective pasts, but with a mocking, sadistic God, in whom they don t believe but to whom they turn, nevertheless, in times of trouble (New York Times).
In his new novel, THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, Lamb travels well beyond his earlier work, exploring the consequences of war and violence on human lives blown irrevocably off course. Embodying his fiction in myth, psychology, family history stretching back many generations, and in the question of faith that lies at the heart of this book, Lamb has produced a literary tour de force, at once a meditation on the human condition and an unflinching yet compassionate evocation of character.
When 47-year-old high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his younger wife Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April, 1999, Caelum returns home to Three Rivers, Connecticut, to be with his aunt who has just had a stroke. But Maureen finds herself in the school library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed, as two vengeful students go on a carefully premeditated, murderous rampage. Miraculously, she survives, but at a cost; she is unable to recover from the trauma. Caelum and Maureen flee Colorado and return to an illusion of safety at the Quirk family farm in Three Rivers. But the effects of chaos are not so easily put right, and further tragedy ensues.
While Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers a cache of old diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings in an upstairs bedroom of his family s house. The intriguing story they recount spans five generations of Quirk family ancestors, from the Civil War to Caelum s own troubled childhood. Piece by piece, Caelum reconstructs the lives of the women and men whose legacy he bears. Unimaginable secrets emerge; long buried fear, anger, guilt, and grief rise to the surface. As Caelum grapples with unexpected and confounding revelations from the past, he also struggles to fashion a future out of the ashes of tragedy. His personal quest for meaning and faith becomes a mythic journey that is at the same time quintessentially contemporary--and American.
THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED is a profound and challenging work of fiction. And Wally Lamb proves himself a virtuoso storyteller, assembling a variety of voices and an ensemble of characters rich enough to evoke all of humanity.

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Wally Lamb s first two novels, SHE S COME UNDONE and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, were both number one New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah s Book Club. He has edited COULDN T KEEP IT TO MYSELF and I LL FLY AWAY, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past nine years. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

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