A Prayer for Owen Meany
'If you care about something you have to protect it. If you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.'
Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MaureenCean - LibraryThing
More than a 3, but not enough to round up. Too long. It took me 10 months to read it. I read multiple books at a time and it just wasn't the one I usually wanted to pick up, even though I enjoyed it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing
A 500 page novel that sets up a slam dunk. This was recommended to me by a friend about 15 years ago and I at last got round to reading it this month. Vivid, wonderful writing and a fascinating story ... Read full review