We Are Water

By Wally Lamb

We Are Water

 3.8 

We Are Water

9 Quotes    3.8 

Annie Oh, a middle-aged wife, mother, and outsider artist, has shattered her family's foundations. Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success, after twenty-seven years of marriage and three children. Annie... and Viveca plan to marry in Three Rivers, Connecticut, the Oh family's hometown, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. However, the impending wedding elicits a wide range of emotions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered beneath the Ohs' surface for years. We Are Water is an intricate and layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist Annie; her ex-husband, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest Oh. Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience in vivid and unforgettable characters struggling to find hope and redemption in the aftermath of trauma and loss, with humor and breathtaking compassion.We Are Wateris vintage Wally Lamb—a compulsively readable, generous, and uplifting masterpiece that delves deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways in which we.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Harper

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Oct 29, 2013

  • ISBN

    0061941026 , 9780061941023

  • FORMAT

    Kindle Edition

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    577

Quotes from We Are Water

All I’m saying, Dad, is that I accept that I don’t know. But I have faith that my Lord and Savior does, so I’m putting myself in His hands. Humbling myself to a wisdom that’s above and beyond me and praying for His guidance.

Il destino mischia le carte, ma siamo noi a giocare la partita. Destiny shuffles the cards, but we are the ones who must play the game.

Motherless children have a hard time when the mother is gone. That

So much for ‘Give us your tired and hungry, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

One thing I’ve learned in my program is that guilt is a wasted emotion, you know? Look back on the past but don’t stare.

I understand there was some controversy about the coroner’s ruling concerning Josephus Jones’s

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