Ann Holmes is a devout Roman Catholic and an itinerant mushroom-picker in Washington State. She also sees visions of the Virgin Mary in the forest, and before long she has attracted a cult of fanatical followers who want to put up a church in honor of her visions. The trouble is, the local bishop has called her a fake, Ann herself is appalled by the attention she is receiving, and a simple girl who wants only to practice her faith is in danger of having her entire life misunderstood and disrupted. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Length: 336 pages
Height: 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.8
Shipment Weight: 1 lb.
SOG: Nearly New
From David Gutersonbestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedarscomes this emotionally charged, provocative novel about what happens when a fifteen-year-old girl becomes an instrument of divine grace.
Ann Holmes is a fragile, pill-popping teenaged runaway who receives a visitation from the Virgin Mary one morning while picking mushrooms in the woods of North Fork, Washington. In the ensuing days the miracle recurs, and the declining logging town becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and desperate. As these people flock to Annand as Ann herself is drawn more deeply into what is either holiness or madnessOur Lady of the Forestseamlessly splices the miraculous and the mundane.