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A Prayer for Owen Meany

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4 out of 5
Based on 58,479 Ratings and 6,365 Reviews

Book Description
Owen Meany is a dwarfish boy with a strange voice who accidentally kills his best friend's mom with a baseball and believes--accurately--that he is an instrument of God, to be redeemed by martyrdom. John Irving's novel, which inspired the 1998 Jim Carrey movie Simon Birch, is his most popular book in Britain, and perhaps the oddest Christian mystic novel since Flannery O'Connor's work. Irving fans... More
Book Information
PublisherBrilliance Audio
BindingMP3 CD (80 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date08/15/2009
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About John Irving (Author) : John Irving is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of John Irving include The Cider House Rules (Unabridged), The World According to Garp (Unabr... more
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About Joe Barrett (Reader) : Joe Barrett is a published narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Joe Barrett include Heir of Mystery: The Second Unlikely Exploit, The Rise of the House of McNally: The Third ... more
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2/10/2011 Laura Hadaway said:
John Irving is definitely my favorite author. He changed my whole perception of reading. Before I stumbled upon his novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany" I viewed reading as a chore, instead of an enjoyable past time. His character development and ability to make me laugh out loud, as well as cry astounde... more

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1/15/2008 becca thorne said: I love John Irving, but this is my favourite of his.
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