Friday, April 20, 2012

Giveaway: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Summary: I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. 

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary. -- William Morrow

 Harper Collins just repackaged one of his classics, A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (originally published by HarperCollins in 1989) and has released it just a couple weeks ago to coincide with World Book Night on Monday, April 23. The book was John Irving’s seventh novel and went on to become a #1 bestseller with over a million copies sold, proving to be a modern American classic. William Morrow recently made the classic available for the first time in an e-book edition as well.

Thanks to the fine folks at Harper Collins, I have a copy of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY available for one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before April 26th. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

2 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

such an utterly brilliant opening.

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

Another book that I've always meant to read but haven't yet. Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity!