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Wally Lamb: "We Are Water"

After 27 years of marriage and three children, Annie Oh has fallen in love with Viveca, her art dealer. Annie, a self-taught artist, and Viveca plan to wed in the family’s hometown of Three Rivers, Conn., where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes mixed reactions among family members and opens up a Pandora’s box of painful secrets that have festered below the surface. In the latest novel by best-selling writer Wally Lamb, he details the lives of a troubled family struggling to find redemption in the aftermath of childhood trauma and abuse.

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Excerpt from "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb. Copyright 2013 by Wally Lamb. Reprinted here by permission of Harper Collins. All rights reserved.

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