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The Resource A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving, (electronic resource)

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving, (electronic resource)

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A Prayer for Owen Meany
Title
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Simon Birch
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Language
eng
Summary
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 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
Summary
Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035735
Cataloging source
HCO
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaAEAAA2g/products/3ddcf49c-ff07-45d9-bef1-51023c23d430
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062204103
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3DDCF49C-FF07-45D9-BEF1-51023C23D430
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaAEAAA2g/products/3ddcf49c-ff07-45d9-bef1-51023c23d430
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062204103
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3DDCF49C-FF07-45D9-BEF1-51023C23D430
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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