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Our Lady of the Forest

Autore: David Guterson
Editore: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This novel is about a teenage girl, Ann Holmes, who claims to see the Virgin Mary. A sixteen-year-old runaway, Ann is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Father Collins--a young priest new to North Fork--finds Ann disturbingly alluring. But it is up to him to evaluate--impartially--the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Guterson, David.
Our Lady of the Forest.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)606999075
Persona incaricata: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David Guterson
ISBN: 0375412115 9780375412110
Numero OCLC: 51223567
Descrizione: 323 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsabilità: David Guterson.
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This novel is about a teenage girl, Ann Holmes, who claims to see the Virgin Mary. A sixteen-year-old runaway, Ann is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Father Collins--a young priest new to North Fork--finds Ann disturbingly alluring. But it is up to him to evaluate--impartially--the veracity of Ann's sightings: Are they delusions, or a true calling to God? As word spreads and thousands, including the press, converge upon the town, Carolyn Greer, a smart-talking fellow mushroomer, becomes Ann's disciple of sorts, as well as her impromptu publicity manager. And Tom Cross, an embittered logger who has been out of work since his son was paralyzed in a terrible accident, finds in Ann's visions a last chance for redemption for both himself and his son. As Father Collins searches his own soul and Ann's, as Carolyn struggles with her less than admirable intentions, as Tom alternates between despair and hope, Our Lady of the Forest tells a suspenseful, often wryly humorous, and deeply involving story of faith at a contemporary crossroads.

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