Reviews for We Are Water

Library Journal Reviews 2014 February #2

In Lamb's (Wishin' and Hopin') latest, the two major characters--artist Annie Oh and her ex-husband Orion--are still bound by the past and their three distinctly different children even as she is on the verge of marrying her art dealer patron, Viveca. Their present-day story is wrapped in more than one past--Annie's initial artistic forays inspired by the discovery of art created by a troubled lesser-known African American "primitive" painter, her own difficult childhood, and Orion's professional difficulties. Lamb creates a complex and terrifying villain in one of Annie's relatives, and readers are forced constantly to reexamine their sympathies for one character or another. The novel is perfectly suited to its multiple readers, including Maggi-Meg Reed, George Guidall, Edoardo Ballerini, and the author as Orion. VERDICT Highly recommended for fiction audiences and lovers of well-presented audiobooks. ["Clear and sweetly flowing; highly recommended," read the starred review of the Harper hc, LJ 9/15/13.]--Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo

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