Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Guterson, David.

Title Our Lady of the Forest / David Guterson.

Imprint New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead FD  813.54 G982o 2003    ---  Lib Use Only
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Guterson    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 323 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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.
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Apparitions and miracles -- Fiction.
Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Apparitions and miracles -- Fiction.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. (OCoLC)fst00068107
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Fiction.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Mushroom industry -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Loggers -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.
Clergy. (OCoLC)fst00864014
Loggers. (OCoLC)fst01001941
Migrant agricultural laborers. (OCoLC)fst01020686
Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (OCoLC)fst01353829
Mushroom industry. (OCoLC)fst01030233
Runaway teenagers. (OCoLC)fst01101304
Teenage girls. (OCoLC)fst01145412
Washington (State) (OCoLC)fst01204703
Migrant labor -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Mushrooms -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 0375412115

Available items only