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The Resource A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/

A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Simon Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-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
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
HCO
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1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Misfits (Persons)
  • Messiahs
  • Christians
  • Tallness and shortness
  • Male friendship
  • Precognition
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:abffz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062204103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:abffz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062204103
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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