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I Know This Much Is True - by Wally Lamb (Paperback)

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  • #1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection"Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . .
  • Author(s): Wally Lamb
  • 928 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Family Life

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About the Book



The phenomenal #1 "New York Times" bestseller and Oprah's Book Club( pick is now in mass market paperback. This spellbinding novel of responsibility and family, betrayal and redemption is an exquisitely written, profoundly human masterpiece.



Book Synopsis



#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection

"Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling--with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget." -- USA Today

Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself--a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily's Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin.

I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal--an unforgettable masterpiece.



From the Back Cover



"On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . "

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.



Review Quotes




"Thoughtful...heart-wrenching....An exercise in soul-baring storytelling--with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget." -- USA Today

"A gratifying saga of loss and redemption." -- People

"[A] tour de force that sweeps the reader along in its swift emotional current....A work of astonishing craftsmanship, structural symmetry, and literary self-awareness...Read it and weep." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Dominick Birdsey is an epic hero and his story an inspiring, darkly comic tale of redemption--a late twentieth-century Les Miserables." -- Glamour

"Never grapples with anything less than life's biggest questions. . . . Lamb clearly aims to be a modern-day Dostoevsky with a pop sensibility." -- New York Times Book Review

"A fully developed and triumphantly resolved exploration of one man's suffering and redemption." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Every now and then a book comes along that sets new standards for writers and readers alike. Wally Lamb's latest novel is stunning--and even that might be an understatement...this is a masterpiece." -- Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

"The saga of the century. Best, most wonderful, most dramatic, most powerful. There are no superlatives impressive enough to describe this, another Lamb masterpiece." -- Oakland Press

"You couldn't ask for a more beguiling summer read." -- Entertainment Weekly


Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 928
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family Life
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Theme: Siblings
Format: Paperback
Author: Wally Lamb
Language: English
Street Date: April 8, 2008
TCIN: 11472561
UPC: 9780061469084
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2487
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.7 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.4 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lacheezaloca - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such an amazing book with so many levels. I read it once many years ago and purchased it recently to read again and I am not disappointed!
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