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We Are Water by Wally Lamb

  • Aug 2, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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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.

576 pages.

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    A former member

    I wasn't at the meeting but I sort of liked the book and I'd give it 2 stars out of 5.

    August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am giving the discussion five stars. It was great. However, the book doesn't get more than half a star.

    August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be attending after all--I didn't get a chance to read the book. I'm still on Mr. Mercedes by S. King. See you next time.

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it but a few unexpedted things have come up. Have a nice time gals.

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any parking at this library? I recall that it's pretty tiny.

    July 2, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      Yes, there is a large parking lot to the left of the entrance of the library and street parking nearby as well.

      July 2, 2014

    • Joan

      If you go through the parking lot there is an underground garage that is also free. FYI

      July 2, 2014

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