Monday, October 19, 2009

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

Though Caelum Quirk's wife, Maureen, survives the massacre at Columbine High School (where she is a nurse), she doesn't escape unscathed. As she spirals into addiction and depression, Caelum delves into his family history, where he discovers scandal, tragedy, secrets, and — ultimately — the wherewithal to find faith and meaning in his own life. Oprah fave Wally Lamb, best known for She's Come Undone, has delivered a tour de force. The Hour I First Believed is his best yet.

When I first started reading this book, I was a little taken back by some of the language and crude behavior that book entailed. It only took 2 chapters for me to not care one bit about those things and crave more of this story. It is a raw, real and extremely moving. The lives of the fictional characters are intertwined with factual, historical events that make you wonder if you are going to find out it is all true.

This book is one of my favorites and I am so happy I read it.

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