Our Lady of the Forest (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2003 - Fiction - 323 pages
28 Reviews
From David Guterson—bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—comes this emotionally charged, provocative novel about what happens when a fifteen-year-old girl becomes an instrument of divine grace.

Ann Holmes is a fragile, pill-popping teenaged runaway who receives a visitation from the Virgin Mary one morning while picking mushrooms in the woods of North Fork, Washington. In the ensuing days the miracle recurs, and the declining logging town becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and desperate. As these people flock to Ann—and as Ann herself is drawn more deeply into what is either holiness or madness—Our Lady of the Forest—seamlessly splices the miraculous and the mundane.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Our Lady Of The Forest

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Sometimes I'm surprised by how high or low a book is rated on here compared to what I had expected. I liked this book. I wound up sticking with it and finishing in just a few days. I felt like there ... Read full review

Review: Our Lady Of The Forest

User Review  - Edward - Goodreads

David Guterson has obviously done his homework in depicting this appearance of the Virgin to a bedraggled, asthmatic teen-age mushroom gatherer in a soggy northwest rain forest. There have been ... Read full review


The Adornment of Worship
Woman Clothed with the
Our Lady of the Forest
A Note About the Author

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information