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The Resource A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving

A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving

Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel
Title
A prayer for Owen Meany
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Prayer for Owen Meany
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 New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero
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
BIB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Belief and doubt
  • Mothers
  • Male friendship
  • Predestination
  • Birthfathers
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
general
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This record contains multiple published versions of the same book
  • Originally published in 1989
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
627 p.
Isbn
9780062299567
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Note
Sayer Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn781135195
  • (OCoLC)ocm18557147
  • (OCoLC)ocm37913809
  • (OCoLC)372138
  • (OCoLC)ocm49932794
  • (OCoLC)119109
  • (OCoLC)88013839
  • (OCoLC)858310438
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving
Publication
Note
  • This record contains multiple published versions of the same book
  • Originally published in 1989
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
627 p.
Isbn
9780062299567
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Note
Sayer Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn781135195
  • (OCoLC)ocm18557147
  • (OCoLC)ocm37913809
  • (OCoLC)372138
  • (OCoLC)ocm49932794
  • (OCoLC)119109
  • (OCoLC)88013839
  • (OCoLC)858310438

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