The Hour I First Believed

The Hour I First Believed Wally Lamb s two previous novels She s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True struck a chord with readers They responded to the intensely introspective nature of the books and to their lively nar

  • Title: The Hour I First Believed
  • Author: Wally Lamb
  • ISBN: 9780060393496
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wally Lamb s two previous novels, She s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, struck a chord with readers They responded to the intensely introspective nature of the books, and to their lively narrative styles and biting humor In The Hour I First Believed, Lamb travels well beyond his earlier work and embodies in his fiction myth, psychology, family history stretchinWally Lamb s two previous novels, She s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, struck a chord with readers They responded to the intensely introspective nature of the books, and to their lively narrative styles and biting humor In The Hour I First Believed, Lamb travels well beyond his earlier work and embodies in his fiction myth, psychology, family history stretching back many generations, and the questions of faith that lie at the heart of everyday life The result is an extraordinary tour de force, at once a meditation on the human condition and an unflinching yet compassionate evocation of character.When forty seven year old high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his younger wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School In April 1999, Caelum returns home to Three Rivers, Connecticut, to be with his aunt who has just had a stroke But Maureen finds herself in the school library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed, as two vengeful students go on a carefully premeditated, murderous rampage Miraculously she survives, but at a cost she is unable to recover from the trauma Caelum and Maureen flee Colorado and return to an illusion of safety at the Quirk family farm in Three Rivers But the effects of chaos are not so easily put right, and further tragedy ensues While Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers a c

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