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Wally Lamb


USA flag (b.1950)

Wally Lamb's first novel, 'She's Come Undone', won rave reviews when it was published in 1992. It was a finalist in the 'Los Angeles Times' First Novel Award, a Top Ten book for 'People' magazine and a Notable Book for the 'New York Times'. Both 'She's Come Undone' and 'I Know This Much Is True' have been chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Wally Lamb now teaches writing at the University of Connecticut. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their three sons.
 
Anthologies edited
Couldn't Keep It to Myself (2003) (with Carolyn Adams Goodwin)
I'll Fly Away (2007)
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Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1996) : She's Come Undone
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1999) : I Know This Much Is True


Wally Lamb recommends
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Second Sight (1997)
Rickey Gard Diamond
"Heartbreaking and life-affirming... [A] serious, startling work... [and] wonderful first novel."
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The Hunt Club (1998)
(Huger Dillard, book 1)
Bret Lott
"I turned the pages of The Hunt Club so insistently that, had there been pictures on the pages instead of print, it would have made a movie. IT'S THAT SUSPENSEFUL."
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The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green (2004)
Joshua Braff
"I read it compulsively, rooting every step of the way for its flawed and fractious characters."
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Speak Softly, She Can Hear (2005)
Pam Lewis
"The very first chapter of Speak Softly, She Can Hear fires an electric charge that sent me racing through this sexy and suspenseful psychological thriller. Pam Lewis is a sly and sure-footed storyteller whose literary tale of treachery, deception, and truth sits comfortably alongside Donna Tartt's The Secret History and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley."
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Dwelling Places (2006)
Vinita Hampton Wright
"Few novelists are as wise and compassionate as Vinita Hampton Wright, and few novels are as moving as this one. Dwelling Places broke my heart and renewed my spirit."
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Breathe the Sky (2009)
Chandra Prasad
"Breathe the Sky brings us into Amelia Earhart's cockpit and her psyche. From lift-off to landing. [this] is a novel that soars."
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Bloodroot (2009)
Amy Greene
"A novel that has everything I savor in fiction."
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The Wishing Trees (2010)
John Shors
"Poignant and life-affirming."
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The Lost Daughter (2012)
Lucy Ferriss
"From its harrowing prologue to its final sentences, I was emotionally engaged. A masterful storyteller."
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A Year After Henry (2014)
Cathie Pelletier
"That mastee juggler of literary tears and laughter is at it again..."
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The Halo Effect (2017)
Anne D Leclaire
"The Halo Effect is a must-read for LeClaire's faithful fans and a sit-up-and-take-notice book for those who have yet to discover this talented, truth-seeking storyteller who asks the big questions as she observes the small but intricate details that make us human."

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