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Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
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May 14, 2010

really liked it

I'm on page 112 and am laughing yet again. I've never read Wally Lamb's work, but this one, being Christmasy and lighthearted-looking on the cover, spoke to me when I saw it at the library. It's 1964 and the narrator is Felix Funicello, 3rd cousin to the famous Annette, and a fifth grader at a parochial school in Three Rivers, Connecticut. His stories about school, his family, the deli that his parents own and run - just warm the heart and work the stomach muscles:)The writing has to be good if I'm chuckling, giggling or guffawing every few pages. Just what the doctor ordered and I haven't even gotten to the Christmasy part yet!

The Christmasy part was as funny as the rest of the book. It's just a happy, uplifting "A Christmas Story"-type of book and thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended any time of year.

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