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We Are Water (Compact Disc)

By Wally Lamb, George Guidall (Performed by), Maggi-Meg Reed (Performed by)
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November 2013 Indie Next List

“Lamb combines complex characters and an intricate plot with an array of contemporary topics and timeless issues in this engrossing novel. A wife and mother leaves her family to pursue an artistic career and an unconventional relationship. A husband and father abruptly abandons his longtime profession as a psychologist. Their children wonder at these transformations but hide secrets of their own. As the plot develops and the narrative shifts among characters, secrets are revealed and motives become clear to the reader. Essentially, Lamb addresses the longstanding question of whether anyone can really know the truth of another person. The answer is a resounding 'no.'”
— Lynn Beeson, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH


After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie Oh--wife, mother, and outsider artist--has fallen in love with Viveca, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success. Annie and Viveca plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets--dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

We Are Water is an intricate and layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection. Set in New England and New York during the first years of the Obama presidency, it is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art.

About the Author

Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, including the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed and Wishin' and Hopin', a bestselling novella. His first two works of fiction, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, were both number-one New York Times bestsellers and Oprah's Book Club selections. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. The Lambs are the parents of three sons.

George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, having recorded over 500 unabridged books ranging from classics to contemporary bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 1999 Audie Award presented by the Audio Publishers Association for the best narration of unabridged fiction.

Maggi-Meg Reed is the narrator of numerous popular audiobooks including Alex Kava's "One False Move", Sebastien Japrisot's "A Very Long Engagement", and Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife". Reed is a multiple Audie nominee, Earphones winner, and "AudioFile" Featured Narrator. In 2008, she was named the Best Voice in Fiction & Classics by "AudioFile" magazine. Her voice can also be heard on television and radio commercials across the country, and "AudioFile" Magazine has called her narration"fresh, intelligent, and attentive." She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062282842
ISBN-10: 0062282840
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 19
Language: English