A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Bloomsbury Modern Library, 1994 - 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  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

I don't know where to begin with a review for A Prayer for Owen Meany. I have been driving to and from work everyday, listening to this incredible tale about a boy named Owen for a month now and I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - grandpahobo - LibraryThing

Up until the final chapter, this was a three star book. I considered dropping it a few times, but it was an easy read, the story was mildly interesting and I kept thinking it had to be going somewhere ... 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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