This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb - #404

Holy moly I am glad to be done with this book. It was over 700 pages and there were days I thought this would not end. . .like ever.

Seriously though Wally Lamb has a way of telling a story that you keep thinking what, what, WHAT? And you realize you have been reading for hours and just have to find out where he is going. There were definitely parts of this book like that but others I just had such a hard time pushing through.

This book was the life of a couple the husband being a teacher and the wife a nurse. They were both working at Columbine during that awful day. It was A LOT for me to read about the mourning process. I was having such a hard time with it. There were also other national tragedies this couple endured. Kinda reminded me of Forest Gump but in way of being present for all the worst days in history.

The story was mainly about the husband Caelum and his life story. And wow what a life. He was born during the 50s and in that time it was much needed to have a very normal looking household you grew up in. So the stories people told to explain how the children in their lives were all family sadly become part of family history or folklore whichever way you want to look at it.

Anyway interesting and deeply difficult at times but that is Wally Lamb for you I think.

-Read by Abby 4/5/15

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