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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Hour I First Believed (4/5)


The Hour I First Believed (4/5)

An emotionally draining, but good, read. Husband is a teacher, wife a school nurse at Columbine. He's back east for a death in the family when the school shootings happen; she's trapped in the thick of things in the school library. This devastating event changes their life forever. I kept saying to myself: "how many bad things can happen to these people?" and the book kept answering me. A chunkster at over 700 pages but worth it.

3 comments:

  1. This is one I really want to read. I picked up a copy the other day while out and about even though I probably shouldn't have. I really liked the two previous books I read by the author.

    He has a way of really bringing out the emotions in his readers. This does sound like a moving book. Thanks for your great review, Melissa.

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  2. Let me know what you think of it when you get around to reading it!

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  3. I was drawn to read Columbine by Dave Cullen after reading this one (I love Wally Lamb, by the way). Cullen's book is not fiction, but it reads quickly like fiction and is very interesting even though the subject is difficult. With that said, I think that Wally Lamb handled Columbine well as fiction.

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