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Wally Lamb

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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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   She's Come Undone (1992)
   I Know This Much Is True (1998)
   The Hour I First Believed (2008)
   Wishin' and Hopin' (2009)
   We Are Water (2013)
   I'll Take You There (2016)
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Wally Lamb recommends
Honey (2024)
Victor Lodato
"Ilaria 'Honey' Fasinga is free-spirited, fashion-conscious, vain, and wounded; through her story of returning to the hometown she fled as a teenager, Lodato deftly explores such themes as the value and cost of artifice, the toxicity of keeping family secrets, and the ways in which even an elegant, independent woman must negotiate the indignities and shrinking options of old age. I'll not soon forget Lodato's extraordinary heroine or her captivating life story."
Radiant Fugitives (2021)
Nawaaz Ahmed
"Nawaaz Ahmed's remarkable debut novel brings to life a loving family torn apart by parental rejection, clashing values, sibling rivalry, and geographical and emotional distances. Radiant Fugitives is a profound and in-depth exploration of our common humanity, and the ways in which we are more alike than different."
Quint (2021)
Dionne Irving
"Dionne Irving’s fascinating novel begins as an exploration of the ways in which innocents can be exploited, perverted, and victimized by rampant commercial exploitation. From there the story broadens and deepens to become a poignant and ambitious meditation on the human condition itself, particularly as it relates to our relationship with love or its absence. Quint is a compelling read and Dionne Irving is a writer on the rise."

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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

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