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 and I'll Fly Away, two 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 seventeen years.
"In his singularly perceptive voice, Lamb immerses his characters and the novel's readers in powerful moments of hope and redemption and shocking descriptions of violence and abuse... fascinating."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wally Lamb's latest, WE ARE WATER, works the same magic as his 1992 Oprah-anointed breakthrough, She's Come Undone, capturing a snapshot of modern life (class struggle, racial violence) through the lens of a family faced with jarring news from its matriarchal figure."--Out.com "It's a sign of a good novel when the reader slowly savors the final chapters, both eager to discover the ending and dreading saying goodbye to the characters. We Are Water is a book worth diving into."--USA Today, 4-star review "Alternating voices of the wife, husband and their three children pain a vivid portrait of a marriage and reveal the shifting meaning of family."--Ms. Magazine "So far my favorite scene involves the throwing of multiple glasses of Bordeaux at three Vera Wang wedding dresses. At least you know you won't be bored--People.com "We are water: 'fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.' That's evident in this emotionally involving new novel from the author of She's Come Undone....Clear and sweetly flowing; highly recommended."--Library Journal, starred review "Wally Lamb's fifth work of fiction...is a mesmerizing novel about a family in crisis that pulls together many characters and diverse themes and sets the bulk of its action against our collective modern angst and ambivalence."--Miami Herald "Through alternating perspectives this addicting novel reveals how secrets can define a person and wreak havoc on her loved ones."--Real Simple "Lamb excels at delivering unexpected blows to his characters, ratcheting up the suspense to the final page."--Publishers Weekly "Wally Lamb delivers a powerful and engaging novel filled with complexities and intricacies of human nature and family dysfunction. . . this is a book not to be missed."--The Advocate ..".this family saga is hard to put down."--Entertainment Weekly "We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written."--Kirkus Reviews