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By Wally Lamb

Together with his most modern tale, WISHIN? AND HOPIN?, Wally Lamb takes a flip towards the lighthearted and laugh-provoking. In a vein just like Jean Shepherd?s A Christmas tale and David Sedaris?s The Santaland Diaries, Lamb?s vacation story specializes in a feisty parochial college 5th grader named Felix Funicello--a far away cousin of the enduring Annette! either poignant and hilarious, WISHIN? AND HOPIN? transports us again to October, November, and December of 1964, whilst LBJ and girl chicken have been within the White condo, Meet the Beatles was once on everyone?s turntables, and xmas intended mistletoe, mangers, and nighttime mass. Then it propels us from the prior to the current in order that we'd degree what we?ve received and what we?ve misplaced.

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French-kissing Annette's poster might be the kind of sin that could get me cast into hell, but if heaven was going to be full of goody-goodies like Aloysius Gonzaga and Rosalie Twerski, then I figured I'd just go to H-E-double-toothpick instead. After all, Lonny was probably headed there. And Chino. And a bunch of our regulars down at the lunch counter. It rained on Halloween, gently at first--a moist caress that made the glistening, streetlamp-lit fallen leaves slippery, but not the kind of rain that made your parents say you couldn't go trick-or-treating.

Then we each opened our packs of Sugar Babies and NECCO Wafers and started whipping them at each other. When Lonny began pouring packets of Kool-Aid down his throat, I warned him that he was gonna get sick. " he insisted, and then, immediately after, began clutching his stomach and moaning. Then he ran to the corner of my room and started up-chucking. At least that was what I thought he was doing. " I asked, approaching him cautiously. The two of us stood there looking at the pool of chunky brown puke on the floor.

Mrs. Parzych fidgeted with her fingers and looked away from Ronald Reagan and said, well, that Ma was coming right back but that she'd had to make a quick visit to the toilet. " Pop shouted in front of everybody. "Marie's got the trots! " Pop must have been pretty nervous, too, I figured. Why else would he be making an announcement to sixty-something people about Ma having diarrhea? In support of her "Connecticut cohort," Mrs. Parzych silenced the stove timer, pulled on a pair of plaid mitts, and took Ma's dish out of the oven.

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