I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison
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.
About the Author
Wally Lamb is the author of the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed, as well as the novels She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both #1 New York Times bestsellers and Oprah's Book Club selections. He lives in Connecticut with his family.
Praise for I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison…
“Lamb . . . continues to offer readers an intimate look at women struggling to maintain their humanity.”
“Inspiring and raw…They write from the heart…each vignette is more compelling than the one before it.”
“Accomplished…Each story, no matter how grim or gritty, shows polish.”
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