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Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story
by Wally Lamb

Published: 2009-11-10
Hardcover : 288 pages
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Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She’s Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin’ and Hopin’—an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant ...
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Wally Lamb, the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True, and She’s Come Undone, delivers a holiday treat with Wishin’ and Hopin’—an unforgettable novella that captures the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Poignant and hilarious, in a vein similar to Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb’s Christmas tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello—a distant cousin of the iconic Annette!

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Discuss your own experiences in parochial schools, Christmas pageants etc.
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 10/18/13

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Book Club Recommendations

Christmas themed story
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 10/18/13
Serve holiday cookies & desserts. Talk about your own children being in Christmas pageants.
If your club enjoys a lively debate, this book may not be the best choice.
by PHindt2 (see profile) 01/04/11

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by BPBC_Lauren (see profile) 06/20/18

 
  "Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story"by Aussi (see profile) 01/06/15

Funny and brings bach memories of school days gone by

 
  "Revisit the 60's in parochial school"by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 10/18/13

Refreshing to take a look back on my childhood in an era where the world was changing rapidly but we were still insulated in our grade school world more sheltered from sex, violence etc. than our children... (read more)

 
  "cute, but not much to discuss"by shawnmduke (see profile) 01/05/12

cute book - not really the kind of book I usually read - a few good laughs, but not a whole lot to it.

 
  "Wishin and Hopin"by cao324 (see profile) 01/01/12

Was very disappointed by this book. Could make a potentially cute Hallmark holiday movie as there were some parts that were humorous, but overall I thought it lacked plot and it did not keep my interest.... (read more)

 
  "Wishn and a Hopin"by PHindt2 (see profile) 01/04/11

Great Holiday read. Moved quickly with a humorous telling of life in catholic grade school.

 
  "Wishin' and Hopin'"by eviel (see profile) 12/10/10

 
  "great quick christmas read!!!!"by molly204 (see profile) 05/11/10

this book was very cute,easy to read with many laugh out loud parts..it was a rare book that my whole book club agreed to love...

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