Monday, March 17, 2008

Wally Lamb is Back...in November

This just in, courtesy of Publishers Weekly:

Two-time Oprah book club honoree Wally Lamb, who hasn't released a new title in 10 years, has a new work on the horizon. HarperCollins' flagship imprint will release The Hour I First Believed in November 2008. The book follows a couple that relocates from Colorado to Connecticut, after the wife is traumatized from surviving the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Once on the East Coast, at the husband's family farm, she tries to regain her footing while he must confront secrets from his family past.

The publisher is calling the novel, by the bestselling author of She's Come Undone (Atria) and I Know This Much is True (Harper), "an extraordinary work of prodigious scope and ambition" and Lamb's editor, Terry Karten, said the author's gone "well beyond his earlier work to deliver a literary tour de force."

7 comments:

My Stupid Mouth said...

This is very exciting news as his first two novels were wonderful!

Crystal said...

I read that Wally Lamb got his inspiration to write again by visiting New Orleans. I find this interesting as I am from the area and love his books. I hope that the words will continue to flow for him as I know that once we get a taste of his work we will all be craving more!

Yvette said...

Excellent! I have been waiting for a new by Mr. Lamb for years! She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True are extraordinary books! I have read the later numerous times.

mschofer said...

In my opinion I know This Much Is true is one of the best books ever written. I can not imagine a book better than this but I can not wait to find out.

Anonymous said...

At last!!! I Know This Much Is True
was one of the best novels, and I have been waiting for a new Wally Lamb novel for at least a year- I can't wait!

Cathrine said...

:) just finished it today (advance readers copy). It is very good. Yes inspired while in New Orleans and similar in form to his second novel so the fan who mentioned it will not be let down.

Anonymous said...

Wally Lamb is a master storyteller. His latest novel THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED was exceptional. It's actually a novel within a novel and I was very sad to see the book come to an end. I anxiously await further writing from Mr. Lamb.