Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story (Large Print / Paperback)

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December 2009 Indie Next List


“Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin' is a sure winner for laughter and fun this holiday season.”
— Margaret, Osondu Booksellers, Waynesville, NC

Description


Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She’s Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin’ and Hopin’—an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb’s Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello—a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!

Praise For…


“In the hands of Wally Lamb, what emerges isn’t an apology but a celebration of life...Felix makes a hilarious guide through a story that whirs right along.”

“Lamb’s rich panoply of details...render this novel first-rate escapism just begging for a comforter and a cup of tea.”

“Warmly, sweetly retro”

“Lamb gets Felix’s voice just right, and he does a spot-on job of evoking the special joys and trials of parochial school in the ‘60’s”

“Lamb’s vividly detailed portrait of the 1960’s and the inner workings of a Catholic schoolboy’s mind puts his first Christmas book on par with his previous three novels.”

“Lamb...proves he can be short, sweet and funny”

“Wishin’ and Hopin’ from Wally Lamb reminds us of what innocence was like.”

“Both heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny…a cast of characters that are both uproarious and unforgettable…a poignant reminder that family and friends are the greatest gift of all.”

We might as well call Wally Lamb the man with the golden pen...[Wishin’ and Hopin’] will leave you laughing and thinking nostalgically about your own school days and holidays past”

“Lamb is a very good writer, and Wishin’ and Hopin’ is a charming read with a genuinely funny ending.”

“Humorous and heartwarming…clever and well-written…A fun trip down memory lane from a skilled writer. The stocking stuffer might just become a cherished possession.”

“Charming…. Full of pop-culture references of the day…this will have broad appeal.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061950261
ISBN-10: 0061950262
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: November 24th, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English