Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Spotlight: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780062204097
ISBN-13: 978-0062204097
ASIN: 0062204092

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