Wishin' and Hopin'

by Wally Lamb

On Sale: 11/10/2009

Wishin' and Hopin'

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Wishin' and Hopin'

by Wally Lamb

On Sale: 11/10/2009

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“This book is a bonbon for any baby boomer. . . . 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…Put a bow on this book and warm somebody’s heart.” — St. Petersburg Times

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.

It's 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone’s turntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade—easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he’s never going to forget.

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061967429
  • ISBN 10: 0061967424
  • Imprint: HarperAudio
  • On Sale: 11/10/2009
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life

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