In Wally Lamb’s pitch perfect new novel, it is 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.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (November 2, 2010)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…Wally Lamb is the author of the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed, as well as the novel’s She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both #1 New York Times bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections. He lives in Connecticut with his family.
FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…Funny tale a of 5th grade boy that will have you laughing and remembering your own past “horrors” which today are probably hilarious.
I’m giving away 1 copy of Wishin’ and Hopin’ to one lucky reader of The Book Faery Reviews.
Giveaway runs now through the remainder of the month of November 2010.
MANDATORY GIVEAWAY ENTRY…Can you remember a time something happened in school that you thought was terrible back then but laugh at it today?
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