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The Resource Our Lady of the Forest, David Guterson

Our Lady of the Forest, David Guterson

Label
Our Lady of the Forest
Title
Our Lady of the Forest
Statement of responsibility
David Guterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Sixteen-year-old runaway and unlikely spiritual candidate Ann Holmes, surviving by living in a tent and working as a mushroom picker, experiences a vision of the Virgin Mary in the foggy woods of a Washington November afternoon
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120015
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.U846
LC item number
O94 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Our Lady of the Forest, David Guterson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2313947
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780375412110
Lccn
2002043322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51223567
  • (OCoLC)51223567
Label
Our Lady of the Forest, David Guterson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2313947
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780375412110
Lccn
2002043322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51223567
  • (OCoLC)51223567

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