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The Resource A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving

A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving

Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel
Title
A prayer for Owen Meany
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Simon Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A schoolboy who accidentally killed the mother of his best friend turns into a prophet with a message for our times
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1050
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
P7 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Belief and doubt
  • Mothers
  • Male friendship
  • Predestination
  • Birthfathers
  • Young men
  • Boys
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 1989
  • "Introduction by the author."
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
18136759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2002 Modern Library ed.
Extent
xxiv, 641 pages
Isbn
9780679642596
Lccn
2002026479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)2002026479
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel, John Irving
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 1989
  • "Introduction by the author."
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
18136759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2002 Modern Library ed.
Extent
xxiv, 641 pages
Isbn
9780679642596
Lccn
2002026479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)2002026479

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