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Wishin' and Hopin' (Reprint) (Paperback) by Wally Lamb

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About the Book



It's 1964 and 10-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget. From the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "She's Come Undone."



Book Synopsis



Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She's Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin' and Hopin'--an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story and David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries, Lamb's Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello--a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!



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In Wally Lamb's pitch perfect new novel, it is 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in theWhite House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone'sturntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello(distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doinghis best to navigate fifth grade--easier said thandone when scary movies still give you nightmaresand you bear a striking resemblance to a certainadorable cartoon boy. But there are several thingsyoung Felix can depend on: the birds and beesare puzzling, television is magical, and this is oneChristmas he's never going to forget.



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"Charming.... Full of pop-culture references of the day...this will have broad appeal."--Library Journal

"In the hands of Wally Lamb, what emerges isn't an apology but a celebration of life...Felix makes a hilarious guide through a story that whirs right along."--Washington Post

"Lamb...proves he can be short, sweet and funny"--USA Today

"Lamb's rich panoply of details...render this novel first-rate escapism just begging for a comforter and a cup of tea."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Lamb's vividly detailed portrait of the 1960's and the inner workings of a Catholic schoolboy's mind puts his first Christmas book on par with his previous three novels."--Miami Herald

We might as well call Wally Lamb the man with the golden pen...[Wishin' and Hopin'] will leave you laughing and thinking nostalgically about your own school days and holidays past"--BookPage

"Both heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny...a cast of characters that are both uproarious and unforgettable...a poignant reminder that family and friends are the greatest gift of all."--Hartford Books Examiner

"Humorous and heartwarming...clever and well-written...A fun trip down memory lane from a skilled writer. The stocking stuffer might just become a cherished possession."--Columbus Dispatch

"Lamb gets Felix's voice just right, and he does a spot-on job of evoking the special joys and trials of parochial school in the '60's"--St. Petersburg Times

"Lamb is a very good writer, and Wishin' and Hopin' is a charming read with a genuinely funny ending."--Houston Chronicle

"Warmly, sweetly retro"--Kansas City Star

"Wishin' and Hopin' from Wally Lamb reminds us of what innocence was like."--Body and Soul
Dimensions (Overall): 7.09 Inches (H) x 5.05 Inches (W) x .78 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Humorous Fiction
Publisher: Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Wally Lamb
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2016
TCIN: 12829482
UPC: 9780061941016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0712
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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