The Hour I First Believed Though Caelum Quirk's wife, Maureen, survives the massacre at Columbine High School (where she is a nurse), she doesn't escape unscathed. As she spirals into… The Hour I First Believed Though Caelum Quirk's wife, Maureen, survives the massacre at Columbine High School (where she is a nurse), she doesn't escape unscathed. As she spirals into… 2008-11-11 Fiction HarperCollins
Book Review

The Hour I First Believed (2008)

Wally Lamb | The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; Writer: Wally Lamb; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

Though Caelum Quirk's wife, Maureen, survives the massacre at Columbine High School (where she is a nurse), she doesn't escape unscathed. As she spirals into addiction and depression, Caelum delves into his family history, where he discovers scandal, tragedy, secrets, and — ultimately — the wherewithal to find faith and meaning in his own life. Oprah fave Wally Lamb, best known for She's Come Undone, has delivered a tour de force. The Hour I First Believed is his best yet. A

Originally posted Nov 05, 2008 Published in issue #1020 Nov 14, 2008 Order article reprints