Our Lady of the Forest

Our Lady of the Forest

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Ann Holmes seems an unlikely candidate for revelation. A sixteen-year-old runaway, she is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. Her past has been hardscrabble. Then one November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Is this delusion, a product of her occasional drug use, or a true calling to God? Gradually word spreads, and thousands converge upon the already troubled town. For Tom Cross, an embittered logger who's been out of work since his son was paralyzed in a terrible accident, the possibility that Ann's visions are real offers a last chance for him and his son. As Father Collins searches both 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 combines suspense, grit and humour in a story of faith at a contemporary crossroad.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747568219
  • 9780747568216
  • 649,203

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'One of the most exciting and thoughtful novels I've read this year ... a wonderful novel' Daily Mail 'Another virtuoso performance from David Guterson ... Gripping ... It balances the tension between belief and despair without ever losing its sense of mystery' Los Angeles Times Book Review 'Guterson has worked up a flawless prose style ... His books have such exquisite evocations of landscape that his local tourist office should be paying him top dollar' The Times 'A story as dark and claustrophobic as the forest in the title ... intriguing, it will keep you guessing until the very end' Marie Claireshow more

About David Guterson

David Guterson is the author of the novel Snow Falling on Cedars; a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead Of Us, The Country Behind, and of the non-fiction book Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense. Snow Falling On Cedars won the PEN/ Faulkner Award. David Guterson lives in Washington State.show more

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