• 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!
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