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The Hour I First Believed: A Novel

4 Ratings: 1.8
a book by Wally Lamb

Product Description   Wally Lamb's two previous novels, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, struck a chord with readers. They responded to the intensely introspective nature of the books, and to their lively narrative styles … see full wiki

Author: Wally Lamb
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper Perennial
5 reviews about The Hour I First Believed: A Novel
review by . September 20, 2010
Being human
   The Hour I First Believed is a great, big, philosophical saga of a novel, told by one Caelum Quirk, a man who hasn't so much as lost his way as never found it in the first place. As the story opens, he's living in Littleton, CO with his third wife, Maureen, and they both work at Columbine HS. The first third of the book leads up to the Columbine massacre, which changes Caelum's life forever because of his wife's close brush with death. Maureen develops post traumatic …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
posted in Book Addicts
When I found this book last week at the store I was SO EXCITED! I had no idea my favorite author had finally written another book, and I cannot put it down! Keep writing Wally!!
review by . July 02, 2010
   The Hour I First Believed is a poignant novel dealing with many different themes. Centered around the Columbine tragedy, the book follows how this event affects the life of the main character, and eventually changes his life forever, although he was not directly involved in the massacre. I found this book to be interesting, as it weaves a lot of different stories and plot lines throughout. There’s a good chunk of the book that centers on historical letters from the past, which …
review by . January 10, 2010
The Hour I First Believed is a great, big, philosophical saga of a novel, told by one Caelum Quirk, a man who hasn't so much as lost his way as never found it in the first place. As the story opens, he's living in Littleton, CO with his third wife, Maureen, and they both work at Columbine HS. The first third of the book leads up to the Columbine massacre, which changes Caelum's life forever because of his wife's close brush with death. Maureen develops post traumatic stress disorder, from which …
review by . December 22, 2009
If you'll excuse me for being too clever by half, I think that hand on the cover of "The Hour I First Believed" (the hardcover edition, that is) may belong to the author, Wally Lamb. It holds a candle burning at both ends, which is a pretty fair description of what he did with this book. He stuffed in way too much material, a mistake plenty of authors make, even experienced ones. Usually, this is merely a venal error. In this case it's pretty close to a moral disaster.    That's …
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