A prayer for Owen Meany: a novel

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Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

Earphones Award Winner ( AudioFile Magazine )

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended.

In the summer of 1953, two 11-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 and terrifying.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of John Irvin's book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.

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9780688087609
9780688077082
9780679642596
9780062204097
9780062284853
9780062299567
9780062204226
9780062204103
9780345361790
9780345417978
9781423391630
006220422
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.7, 42 Points
Lexile measure:
990L
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Grouping Title prayer for owen meany
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Last Grouping Update 2018-12-13 01:08:19AM
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display_description 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. A Prayer for Owen Meany is a coming-of-age tale that ranks among the most cherished American classics.
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title_display A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel
title_full A Prayer for Owen Meany, A prayer for Owen Meany / John Irving, A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel / John Irving, A prayer for Owen Meany [sound recording] / John Irving, A prayer for owen meany [electronic resource]. John Irving
title_short A prayer for Owen Meany :
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