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Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson
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Recommended for: anyone who likes to hum "Let It Be"
Read in April, 2008

A sexually abused teenage runaway has a vision of Mary, the mother of God, in a forest and then BAM!, suddenly lives are turned upside down. There are all kinds of fun things in this story- Marian visions, an asthmatic runaway, a morally uncertain priest, a deceptive and greedy sidekick with big thighs, a murderously angry father, a paralyzed son, a rain soaked town in Washington gone bust after the end of logging that's set upon by fanatical pilgrims. It's interesting, it's beautiful, and in the end it's worth the slow moments.
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