McDaniel hosts best-selling author Wally Lamb to discuss his most recent novel

Wally Lamb
October 15, 2013

McDaniel College in partnership with Carroll County Public Library hosts a talk by best-selling author Wally Lamb about his most recent novel, "We Are Water," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Md.

“We Are Water,” which debuts on Oct. 22, is Lamb’s first full-scale novel in five years. Tickets are $20 and include a dessert reception and copy of the book. Lamb will sign copies of his most recent novel following his appearance.

"We are Water" is a probing exploration of contemporary themes, tempered with the wisdom and empathy that has marked all of this master storyteller’s work. Rooted in the world of a troubled family, and driven by riveting drama, this emotionally powerful novel explores childhood trauma, abuse and family dynamics, as well as issues of class, race and cultural inclusion. His first two works, "She’s Come Undone" and "I Know This Much is True," were both #1 New York Times bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections.

“This new book’s already received a starred review from Library Journal and will surely soar to the bestseller list upon release,” said Joyce Muller, president of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library and associate vice president for McDaniel’s Communications & Marketing.

“Our partnership with CCPL is affording us great opportunity for local readers to meet national authors just down the street from campus.”

In addition to his own work, Lamb has edited two bestselling anthologies of writing authored by inmates at York Correctional Institute, the maximum-security women's prison in Niantic, Conn., where he began teaching in 1999. Lamb speaks lovingly of his students, some of whom have evolved into wonderful writers. The first anthology, “Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters,” was published in 2003 to great critical acclaim and earned for one of the inmates the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award.

For tickets or more information, visit or call the Carroll County Public Library at 410-386-4500, ext. 3196.