I'll Fly Away by Wally Lamb
Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison

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For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to face their fears and failures and begin to imagine better lives. Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of their essays, was published in 2003 to great critical acclaim. With I'll Fly Away, Lamb offers readers a new volume of intimate pieces from the York workshop. Startling, heartbreaking, and inspiring, these stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each illuminates an important core truth: that a life can be altered through self-awareness and the power of the written word.


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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 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. He is the editor of 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 fifteen years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. The Lambs are the parents of three sons.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 276 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crime. Non-fiction

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Writing as an act of self-realization and liberation and, not incidentally, an indictment of the penal system.

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These works radiate what Lamb saw as the program’s critical mission: to give the women wings “to hover above the confounding maze of their lives, and from that perspective…to see the patterns and dead ends of their past, and a way out.” Some of the stories are rueful, others bitter, but all bite,...

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