I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb

I Know This Much Is True

By Wally Lamb

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-03-17
  • Book Genre: Family
  • Author: Wally Lamb
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 646 Ratings)

I Know This Much Is True Wally Lamb read online review & book description:

#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection

"Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling—with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget."  — USA Today

Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself—a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily’s Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin.

I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—an unforgettable masterpiece.   

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Posted Reviews

  • Worth every moment and every page

    By CJ-Coleman
    Amazing storyteller. There were times I had to “rest” from reading this book but was quickly drawn back and anxious to continue. Interesting and multifaceted characters, a bit of history and heartfelt life lessons. It’s a long and sometimes painful story but well worth every moment and every page. At times had me wondering when it would end but was disappointed when it actually did. Highly recommend. I’ll read more of Wally Lambs books.
  • Wonderful book!

    By Ribar5
    It took me a while to get into this book. It was one of those I picked up and put down quite a few times in the beginning, but when I finally settled into it, I couldn’t put it down. There’s a lot to be learned from this book, from our history.
  • I Know This Much Is True

    By katsews
    I loved this book even more on my second reading! Wally Lamb is a very talented author!

    By Chr1stymaerend0n
    It was worth every single page!
  • Don't stop!

    By CollegeStudent92
    Amazing book. It took me a long time to get into it but the excellent writing and knowing it was my mother's favorite book kept me going back to it. It is an awesome story with complex and interesting characters. Recommend for all.
  • One of my Favorites

    By Rachebelle082
    The only disappointment about this book is reaching the end. This is probably why I have read this book over and over again, along with another one of Lamb's, 'She's Come Undone'. Wally Lamb is one of my most favorite authors- I wish he would come out with a new novel! I have a hard copy of this book, and I had to have it in digital as well.
  • Wonderful

    By Mallorymb
    An amazing story. Not only does it give you a close look at mental illness in its harshest form, but it also gives an in depth view of the suffering of those around it. It's a long read but worth the time. I definitely recommend this one!
  • Best book!

    By Missknb
    To this day, I Know This Much Is True is the best book I have ever read in my life. I have yet to read a book close to as good as it.
  • I Know This Much Is True

    By Eliza's Mom
    One of the best books I've ever read. Just finished reading this book and want to start all over again. Highly recommend it.
  • Amazing

    By CinnGirl7
    This is the best book I have ever read. I first read it several years ago and continue to pick it up every now and again.

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