A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Bloomsbury Modern Library, 1994 - Belief and doubt - 562 pages
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Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire in 1953, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen does not believe in accidents and is convinced he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that is both extraordinary and terrifying.

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User 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

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User Review  - DrApple - LibraryThing

I had read this book twenty plus years ago and loved it. My husband had not read it, so I bought an audio book version, and we listened to it together. This is such an amazing book. The characters ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Academy Award.

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