Wally Lamb's new novel is a richly-layered exploration of a complicated family navigating dramatic changes in the present as it struggles to make sense of a thorny past. Epic in scope, yet intimate in its probing of its characters' inner lives, We Are Water
bears all the hallmarks that have made Lamb's books contemporary classics.
Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels. His first two works of fiction, She's Come Undone
and I Know This Much Is True
, were New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah's Book Club. Lamb edited 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 15 years.
Recorded On: Thursday, January 16, 2014