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Publisher Comments:

When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right.

While Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers five generations' worth of diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings in his family's house. As unimaginable secrets emerge, Caelum grapples with the past and struggles to fashion a future from the ashes of tragedy. His quest for meaning is at once mythic and contemporary, personal and quintessentially American.

Review:

"Lamb’s third novel tackles the Columbine high school shooting head on as he places his fictional protagonists into the horrific events of April 1999. Caelum and his wife, Maureen, move to Colorado for teaching jobs at Columbine not long before the shootings. As the events unfold, Maureen finds herself in harms way but luckily survives, only to be haunted by the occurrence. Narrator George Guidall reads with an earnest, familiar voice. He draws listeners into this fascinating tale with nothing more than raw emotion and honesty; rarely does such a straightforward performance tap into the human psyche so effectively. A HarperCollins hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick delivers his first novel in more than a decade--the story of a woman haunted by the events at Columbine High School and her husband's examination of his family's past.

About the Author

The author of the number one New York Times bestsellers She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb still contributes time as a volunteer facilitator at the York Correctional Institution. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. His third novel is The Hour I First Believed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061703034
Author:
Lamb, Wally
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
Guidall, George
Read:
Tbd
Performed by:
Guidall, George
Performed:
Guidall, George
Author:
Guidall, George
Author:
by Wally Lamb
Author:
Climo, Shirley
Author:
Heller, Ruth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.3273 in 12.24 oz
Media Run Time:
440
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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Product details 32 pages HarperAudio - English 9780061703034 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lamb’s third novel tackles the Columbine high school shooting head on as he places his fictional protagonists into the horrific events of April 1999. Caelum and his wife, Maureen, move to Colorado for teaching jobs at Columbine not long before the shootings. As the events unfold, Maureen finds herself in harms way but luckily survives, only to be haunted by the occurrence. Narrator George Guidall reads with an earnest, familiar voice. He draws listeners into this fascinating tale with nothing more than raw emotion and honesty; rarely does such a straightforward performance tap into the human psyche so effectively. A HarperCollins hardcover. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick delivers his first novel in more than a decade--the story of a woman haunted by the events at Columbine High School and her husband's examination of his family's past.
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