"We Are Water" by Wally Lamb

I'm scheduling this one now, in case anyone wants to get a jump on it before the craziness of the holidays sets in!

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much Is True.

After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh—wife, mother, outsider artist—has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs’ lives.

We Are Water is a layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist, Anna; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest. It is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art.

With humor and compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience and the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.

http://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Water-Wally-Lamb-ebook/dp/B00BATIK02/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383873522&sr=8-1&keywords=we+are+water

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  • Martha L.

    Very enjoyable reading and though provoking material.

    January 16, 2014

  • Yael

    If anyone in the area sees this, I got us a table near Taco Time :)

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoot - I was thinking it was in Cedar Hills mall vs. WA Square mall. I'm not sure I can make this location work. I will try but can't promise. Loved the book!

    January 13, 2014

  • Yael

    Date and location changed! The food court is the 2nd level, right?

    January 6, 2014

  • Martha L.

    Are we meeting this Thursday?

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'll miss out, I'm heading out of the country for awhile. Looking forward to whatever is chosen for our next read!

    January 4, 2014

  • Martha L.

    Works for me too. Btw, has anyone mentioned we would like to meet at the food court in the mall. It's much quieter and will be easier to spot members of the book club.

    January 3, 2014

  • Yael

    Hey guys! Some last minute family stuff came up, and I need to be in AZ on Thursday. If no one minds, I'd like to push the meetup back a week. If that's a problem, I'll keep it as is. Please let me know :-)

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Works better for me!

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this going to be the new time? If so, then I guess I'm out. I would have to leave at 1:30 to go pick my kids up from school.

    December 2, 2013

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