A terrific book by Wally Lamb
about Dolores Price
, a depressed
gal who, after numerous trials and tribulations, learns to find happiness and a more positive outlook for herself. She's Come Undone was named a New York Times
Notable Book of the Year in 1992
Lamb is able to go incredibly in-depth with this character and the roughest scenes in the book come across disturbingly real. Dolores deals with sexual abuse at a young age, and her mother is eventually placed into a mental institution. While living with her grandmother, Dolores gains weight, and through the rest of her life must fight the pounds and the cruelties of others due to her large size.
Another good book by Wally Lamb is "I Know This Much is True."
The title of the book comes from the song "Undun" by The Guess Who.