Our Lady of the Forest

By David Guterson
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780375726576, 336pp.)

Publication Date: July 27, 2004

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From David Guterson—bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—comes this emotionally charged, provocative novel about what happens when a fifteen-year-old girl becomes an instrument of divine grace.

Ann Holmes is a fragile, pill-popping teenaged runaway who receives a visitation from the Virgin Mary one morning while picking mushrooms in the woods of North Fork, Washington. In the ensuing days the miracle recurs, and the declining logging town becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and desperate. As these people flock to Ann—and as Ann herself is drawn more deeply into what is either holiness or madness—Our Lady of the Forest—seamlessly splices the miraculous and the mundane.




About the Author
David Guterson's "Snow Falling on Cedars" won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, among others. He is a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine and lives on an island in Puget Sound.
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