Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, including the New York Times and national bestseller, THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED and WISHIN' AND HOPIN', a bestselling Christmas novella. His first two works of fiction, SHE'S COME UNDONE and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, were both number one New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Lamb edited COULDN'T KEEP IT TO MYSELF and I'LL FLY AWAY, 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 15 years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. The Lambs are the parents of three sons.