Friday, April 20, 2012
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!