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Critical Praise

"It never grapples with anything less than life's biggest questions.... Lamb clearly aims to be a modern-day Dostoyevsky with a pop sensibility. "

New York Times Book Review

"It's not just a book. It is a life experience. "

Oprah Winfrey

" A work of astonishing craftsmanship.... Read it and weep. "

St. Louis Post—Dispatch

"Wally Lamb's latest novel is stunning--and even that might be an understatement. "

The Associated Press

"A triumph of simple beauty. "


"The novel quite deliberately assumes a darkly fated dimension that transforms an unhappy working-class New England family into mythic world archetypes... you couldn't ask for a more beguiling summer read. B+. "

Entertainment Weekly

"The only bad thing about Wally Lamb's new book is that it's too good. One wouldn't cut a page from I Know This Much is True, which is packed with graceful writing, unrelenting dramatic tension and characters who force the reader to form an emotional bond with them. "

Denver Post

"Wally Lamb has done it again... [he] has another winner in I Know This Much is True. "

Tampa Tribune Times