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    Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story (Hardback) By (author) Wally Lamb

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    DescriptionWith his latest story, WISHIN′ AND HOPIN′, Wally Lamb takes a turn toward the lighthearted and laugh-provoking. In a vein similar to Jean Shepherd′s A Christmas Story and David Sedaris′s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb′s holiday tale focuses on a feisty parochial school fifth grader named Felix Funicello--a distant cousin of the iconic Annette! Both poignant and hilarious, WISHIN′ AND HOPIN′ transports us back to October, November, and December of 1964, when LBJ and Lady Bird were in the White House, Meet the Beatles was on everyone′s turntables, and Christmas meant mistletoe, mangers, and midnight mass. Then it propels us from the past to the present so that we might measure what we′ve gained and what we′ve lost.


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    Title
    Wishin' and Hopin'
    Subtitle
    A Christmas Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wally Lamb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061941009
    ISBN 10: 006194100X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 71
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B7
    B&T Approval Code: P26104758
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PS3562.A433 W57 2009
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    10 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Lamb...proves he can be short, sweet and funny"--USA Today