Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Literature Release: Wally Lamb’s WE ARE WATER

We Are Water By Wally LambI met Wally Lamb at the American Library Association annual conference this summer. At the time, I had never read any of his books. But after meeting him, and hearing so many people say that his books had changed their lives, I immediately grabbed a galley of his newest novel, We Are Water, and started reading. I have become a Wally Lamb convert—I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this book.

After 27 years of marriage and three children, artist Annie Oh has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. The wedding itself provokes some very mixed reactions from Annie’s family. But more importantly, it acts as a catalyst, opening up a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs’ lives for much too long.

With humor and compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience—our inexorable need for understanding and connection, and the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.

Praise for We Are Water:
“We are water: ‘fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.’ That’s evident in this emotionally involving new novel from the author of She’s Come Undone…. Clear and sweetly flowing; highly recommended.”Library Journal, starred review
To watch Wally talk about his newest book, check out the video below. 

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