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Couldn't Keep It to Myself : Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters - Wally Lamb

Couldn't Keep It to Myself

Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters

By: Wally Lamb, George Allen (Contribution by), William Barber (Contribution by), Aaron Bremyer (Contribution by), Paul Brown (Contribution by)


Published: 3rd February 2004
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In a stunning work of insight and hope, "New York Times" bestselling author Wally Lamb once again reveals his unmatched talent for finding humanity in the lost and lonely and celebrates the transforming power of the written word.

For several years, Lamb has taught writing to a group of women prisoners at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. In this unforgettable collection, the women of York describe in their own words how they were imprisoned by abuse, rejection, and their own self-destructive impulses long before they entered the criminal justice system. Yet these are powerful stories of hope and healing, told by writers who have left victimhood behind.

In his moving introduction, Lamb describes the incredible journey of expression and self-awareness the women took through their writing and shares how they challenged him as a teacher and as a fellow author. "Couldn't Keep It to Myself" is a true testament to the process of finding oneself and working toward a better day.



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I would read this again and again


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    I would read the phone book if it was written by Wally Lamb.

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    Wally Lamb

    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 best-selling 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 selections of Oprah's Book Club. Lamb edited Couldn't Keep It to Myself and I'll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women's prison in Connecticut where he has been a volunteer facilitator for fifteen years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. The Lambs are the parents of three sons.

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    ISBN: 9780060595371
    ISBN-10: 006059537X
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 368
    Published: 3rd February 2004
    Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 0.5