I'll Take You There
Behind every good man is a great woman - or three. A New York Times bestseller: the kaleidoscopic new novel from Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone. Every Monday, sixty-year-old Felix Funicello sets up a new film for his weekly club at an old-fashioned cinema. But one night, he is confronted by an unanticipated guest: the ghost of Lois Weber. Once a trailblazing director from the silent film era, Lois invites Felix to watch a new feature on the big screen - scenes from his past. As these magical movies play before him, Felix begins to understand how a trio of unforgettable women have shaped his history. An evocative and kaleidoscopic convergence of Hollywood, feminism and family secrets, I'll Take You There is a radiant homage to a single life and to the resiliency, strength and power of women.
"John Updike once observed that J. D. Salinger loves some of his characters "more than God loves them," which might be said about Wally Lamb." New York Times Book Review
Wally Lamb is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels: She's Come Undone, I Know This Much Is True, The Hour I First Believed, Wishin' and Hopin' and We Are Water. He has twice been selected for Oprah's Book Club. Lamb also edited I'll Fly Away and Couldn't Keep It to Myself, 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 the past sixteen years. He lives in New York and Connecticut.