Wally Lamb, author of Wishin’ and Hopin’, on tour November 2010

Posted By on July 23, 2010

About Wishin’ and Hopin’

• Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (November 2, 2010)

Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She’s Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin’ and Hopin’—an unforgettable novella of warmth and joy. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb’s Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello—a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!

About Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb’s first two novels, She’s Come Undone (Simon & Schuster/Pocket, 1992) and I Know This Much Is True (HarperCollins/ReganBooks, 1998), were # 1 New York Times bestsellers, New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and featured titles of Oprah’s Book Club. I Know This Much Is True was a Book of the Month Club main selection and the June 1999 featured selection of the Bertelsman Book Club, the national book club of Germany. Between them, She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True have been translated into eighteen languages.

Lamb is also the editor of the nonfiction anthologies Couldn’t Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters (HarperCollins/ReganBooks, 2003) and I’ll Fly Away (HarperCollins, 2007), collections of autobiographical essays which evolved from a writing workshop Lamb facilitates at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institute, a maximum-security prison for women. He has served as a Connecticut Department of Corrections volunteer from 1999 to the present.

Wally Lamb is a Connecticut native who holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in teaching from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College. Lamb was in the ninth year of his twenty-five-year career as a high school English teacher at his alma mater, the Norwich Free Academy, when he began to write fiction in 1981. He has also taught writing at the University of Connecticut, where he directed the English Department’s creative writing program.

Wally and Christine Lamb are the parents of three sons, Jared, Justin, and Teddy.

Wally Lamb’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Monday, November 8th: Colloquium

Wednesday, November 10th: Rundpinne

Thursday, November 11th: The Winey Mommy

Tuesday, November 16th: Til We Read Again

Wednesday, November 17th: Literary Feline

Thursday, November 18th: Lisa’s Yarns

Monday, November 22nd: The Book Faery Reviews

Tuesday, November 23rd: red headed book child

Monday, November 29th: The Lost Entwife

Tuesday, November 30th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, December 1st: Wordsmithonia

Thursday, December 2nd: Reviews from the Heart

Monday, December 6th: The Brain Lair


One Response to “Wally Lamb, author of Wishin’ and Hopin’, on tour November 2010”

  1. james vilberg says:

    i have read all of your books and all of them are great but wishin and hopin is the best
    i was actually there in my mind and laughed out loud so many times. it made my day to have you share this fictional tale with me . thanks so much for the fun i had reading it.
    Mr. Lamb has a special wit and insight that few pocess, coupled with a rare talent with the english language, this combination produces magic on the page. Shenya is one of my all time favorite literary characters. What a rare and honest gem. james vilberg

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