We Are Water by Wally Lamb is now available in paperback! To celebrate the paperback release, one book club will win up to 12 paperback copies of the book plus a Skype chat with author Wally Lamb! In addition, five second place winners will each win 5 paperback copies of We Are Water. The sweepstakes is open until August 20. Enter here.
A major fiction bestseller in hardcover, We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. USA Today, in their 4-star review, said, “It’s a sign of a good novel when the reader slowly savors the final chapters, both eager to discover the ending and dreading saying goodbye to the characters. We Are Water is a book worth diving into.”
Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, including the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed and Wishin' and Hopin', a bestselling novella. His first two works of fiction, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, were both number-one New York Times bestsellers and Oprah's Book Club selections. We Are Waterhit the bestseller lists of the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, as well as the Indie Bestseller List. Warm-hearted, emotionally powerful, with a cast of relatable characters and an epic feel, We Are Water explores childhood trauma and family dynamics, class differences, racism, outsider art--and the outsider in American society and culture.The Miami Herald called it “a mesmerizing novel about a family in crisis that pulls together many characters and diverse themes and sets the bulk of its action against our collective modern angst and ambivalence.”
Annie Oh—wife, mother, and artist—has shaken her family to its core. After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success. The two plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But this provokes 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.
Told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist Annie; her psychologist ex-husband, Orion; their do-gooder daughter, Ariane, and her rebellious twin, Andrew; and the free-spirited youngest, Marissa—We Are Water is vintage Wally Lamb: a compulsively readable and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways we search for love and meaning in our lives.