Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

This was a gift from David for Christmas, and I started in on it on the 26th, my favorite reading day of the year. At first I was not comfortable in the details of the lives of the narrator and his wife, both employees at Columbine High School at the time of the shooting. I had to let myself get through those early pages to realize the greater subject of loss and post-traumatic stress that Lamb was addressing. It is a very ambitious book -- almost too much so.

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