A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Franklin Library, 1989 - Belief and doubt - 543 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  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

The Cider House Rules is one of my favorite books and I thought it well past time that I read another John Irving novel. I thought Meany was a very, very good book that I would give 4.5 stars. I just ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChelleBearss - LibraryThing

I wish I could say that I enjoyed this novel more than I did. I liked the story itself and the characters but at over 600 pages it was just way too long. Irving probably could have cut out 200 pages ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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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