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The Resource The miracle girl : a novel, by Andrew Roe

The miracle girl : a novel, by Andrew Roe

Label
The miracle girl : a novel
Title
The miracle girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew Roe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“To believe or not to believe--that is the question facing all who are touched by the comatose ‘miracle girl’ at the swirling center of Andrew Roe’s dazzling debut. But more than an exploration of the mysteries of faith, it’s also the unforgettable story of one family’s struggle against tragedy. The result is an uplifting miracle of a book.” —Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The crowds keep coming. More and more every day it seems . . . drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. Somehow they heard about the little girl on Shaker Street.” They come to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a comalike state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle and believed it was because of Anabelle. Word spread. There were more visitors. More miracles. But is there a connection? And does it matter? Set against the backdrop of the approaching millennium--with all its buzz about reckoning and doom--this impressive debut novel is narrated by Anabelle herself; by her devoted mother, who cares for her child while struggling to make sense of the media frenzy surrounding her; by Anabelle’s estranged father, who is dealing with the guilt of his actions; and by the people who come seeking the child’s help, her guidance, and her healing. Yet it tells a larger cultural story about the human yearning for the miraculous to be true, about how becoming a believer--in something, anything, even if you don’t understand it--can sustain you. “In The Miracle Girl, we’re reminded that the desire for miracles always connotes dissatisfaction, even as it articulates a hope. Roe deftly explores this paradox . . . [and] examines the strange responsibility of being believed in. A stunning, confident debut.” —Peter Rock, author of The Shelter Cycle “An incisive and insightful critique of America, investigating where we put our faith and why . . . It’s a novel about what it means to be human, to be lost or broken, a little or a lot, and to seek connection and hope and maybe even transcendence in the world around us.” —Doug Dorst, author of S. and Alive in Necropolis
Summary
After a visitor to a comatose girl experiences a miracle, crowds of people begin to visit the child, seeking her help, guidance and healing, in this tale of faith and belief set at the turn of the millennium
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10411901
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The miracle girl : a novel, by Andrew Roe
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=98A99DDC-8794-4F86-AB41-02D0AD278282
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906705729
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616204945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
98A99DDC-8794-4F86-AB41-02D0AD278282
System control number
(OCoLC)906705729
Label
The miracle girl : a novel, by Andrew Roe
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=98A99DDC-8794-4F86-AB41-02D0AD278282
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906705729
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616204945
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
98A99DDC-8794-4F86-AB41-02D0AD278282
System control number
(OCoLC)906705729

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