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Wishin' and Hopin'
Wishin' and Hopin'
Author: Wally Lamb
With his latest story, WISHIN' AND HOPIN', Wally Lamb takes a turn toward the lighthearted and laugh-provoking. In a vein similar to Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story and David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries, Lamb's holiday tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicell...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061941016
ISBN-10: 0061941018
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
I am sorry that I cannot post this book as I read a library copy of it. I had never read anything from this author but had heard good things about him and love to read Christmas stories. This one had me laughing from the start to the finish. The charactors reminded me of the times when I grew up which was fun, but the author has a way of bringing everything together in a fun and inspiring way. You will not find this a traditional Christmas book type read, so do not feel cheated in the beginning, just keep reading. Take a chance on this one and ENJOY!
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Helpful Score: 3
An absolutely adorable little book. It really resonated with me as the author grew up in the same part of CT as me. And the Ranger Andy incident?? It happened. I saw it!
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely loved this book!! The characters popped off the page and made me laugh throughout the book. Wally Lamb has a unique gift for storytelling that makes his characters so rich and life like. I'm looking forwad to reading it again with my bookclub!
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Helpful Score: 2
Wally Lamb's writing captures the reader's attention through his humorous style of writing. The book had me laughing out loud many times. Madame Marguerite & the Russian classmate's dialogue is quite funny, as well as their characters. Perhaps one of the funniest parts of the book is the performance of the 'tableaux vivants, or the living pictures; the Christmas program. The performance is one filled with theatrics of a special kind.... A great and fun read..
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Helpful Score: 1
What a charming read! Had me laughing out loud!
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