The Hour I First Believed


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Harper Perennial
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5.5 X 8.0 X 1.5 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Wally Lamb is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels: She's Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, The Hour I First Believed, Wishin' and Hopin', and We Are Water. His first two works of fiction, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, were both #1 New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah's Book Club. Lamb edited Couldn't Keep It to Myself, I'll Fly Away, and You Don't Know Me, three volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women's prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for two decades. He lives in Connecticut and New York.


"Lamb has crafted another affecting, engrossing tome about complicated, interesting characters."--Cherie Parker, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Wally Lamb is a remarkable talent."--Columbus Dispatch
"Too compelling to put down . . . a richly textured story . . . moving, funny, and completely unpredictable."--Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A page-turner. . . . Lamb remains a storyteller at the top of his game."--Craig Wilson, USA Today
"Lamb . . . has delivered a tour de force, his best yet. A"--Entertainment Weekly
"Lamb, a maestro of orchestrating emotion . . . knows how to make his fans' hearts sing."--Corrie Pikul, Elle
"When you put Lamb's newest novel down, it will be reluctantly. It's that good."--Knoxville News-Sentinel
"A soaring novel as amazingly graceful as the classic hymn that provides the title"--Miami Herald
"Lamb does an extraordinary job narrating some of the most terrifying tragedies of the past 10 epic journey. Grade: A."--Rocky Mountain News
"Every character is rendered with vivid, utterly convincing depth. . . . A heck of a page-turner."--Dallas Morning News