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Wally Lamb is an American author of several novels, including She's Come Undone (1992) and I Know This Much Is True (1998), The Hour I First Believed (2008), and We Are Water (2013). The first two books were Oprah Book Club selections. Lamb was the director of the Writing Center at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich from 1989 to 1998 and has taught Creative Writing in the English Department at.We know this much is true: I Know This Much is True is a fairly easy read. However, it's an intimidating hike. The book clocks in at around nine hundred pages and encompasses three different timelines: a present-day (well, 1990s) Dominick Birdsey trying, and failing, to take care of his schizophrenic brother; the story of Dominick and Thomas, that brother we mentioned, growing up in the 1960s.There are currently 20 reader reviews for I Know This Much Is True. Order Reviews by: Write your own review! anonymous. I Know This Much is True. Rarely does a book take me on a voyage of self discovery, and this book definitely has. I could never really identify emotions and feelings in my own life until I read this book and then many questions about myself were answered. A definite must in.
This Much Is True is an ok read and I enjoyed the characters in this novel. This took me the longest its ever taken to finish a book and I cant really put into words why. Yes the storyline was sssssllllloooooowwwww but there was something about it that kept me going. The title says a gripping story of a shocking secret but there was nothing.
The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individually oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. This book contends that true genius can be found in the.
Wally Lamb's first novel She's Come Undone received rave reviews when it was published in 1992. The book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction and was named as one of the most notable books of the year by numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review and People magazine.
With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of.
Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis 'A triumph of simple beauty'Time 'I Know This Much Is True never grapples with anything less than life's biggest questions. a modern-day Dostoyevsky'New York Times 'Every now and then a book comes along that sets new standards for writers and readers alike.
About the Book I Know This Much Is True. by Wally Lamb. Wally Lamb's first novel, She's Come Undone, received rave reviews when it was published in 1992. The book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Awards' Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction and was named as one of the most notable books of the year by numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review and People.
Within Wally Lamb's second book, I Know This Much Is True, there's a fine novel shouting to get out. Narrated by an identical twin, the book recounts Dominick Birdsey's hard journey to come to terms with the paranoid schizophrenia of his brother Thomas, and his own helplessness in the face of it. Through the twins' aggressive attempts to wrench themselves into polar opposites, Lamb movingly.
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