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!


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!