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The Resource A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

Label
A prayer for Owen Meany
Title
A prayer for Owen Meany
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Simon Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying
Summary
Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035735
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
P7 1989
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19834245
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780688077082
Lccn
88013839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm18557147
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19834245
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780688077082
Lccn
88013839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm18557147

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