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Author Lamb, Wally.

Title The hour I first believed : a novel / Wally Lamb.

Imprint New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  813.54 L169h 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Harper Perennial ed.
Description 735, 21 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: New York : Harper, c2008. With additional material.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [730]-733).
Summary Caelum Quirk and his wife Maureen move to Colorado and find jobs at Columbine High School. One day in April 1999, when Caelum is called away by a family emergency, Maureen cowers in a cupboard in the school library, hiding from two students on a murderous rampage. Though miraculously she survives, Maureen cannot recover from the trauma. Seeking solace, the couple returns to Connecticut to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family farm. As Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers a cache of forgotten memorabilia spanning five generations of his family. As he painstakingly reconstructs the lives of his ancestors, he must confront their secrets and fashion a future from the ashes of his own tragedy.
Subject High school teachers -- Fiction.
School nursing -- Fiction.
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999 -- Fiction.
School nurses.
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780060988432 (pbk.)
0060988436 (pbk.)

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