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  • Published: New York : Morrow, 1989.
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Description: 543 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1050

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0345417976 (softcover)
  • 0345361792 :
  • 0688077080 :


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A prayer for Owen Meany

by Irving, John, 1942-

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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.

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Can't Put this Down!

I wasn't sure that I would like this book but I'm finding myself 480 pages in and skipping sleep to keep reading it. As always, Irving's writing is engaging and beautiful. I highly recommend this book.

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