The Miracle Girl

The Miracle Girl

A Novel

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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"The crowds keep coming. More and more every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle and believed it happened because of Anabelle. Word spreads. There are more visitors, more supposed miracles, more stories on TV and the Internet. But is this the divine at work or something else? Set against the backdrop of the approaching millennium--with all its buzz about reckoning and doom--this impressive debut novel is told through the eyes of Anabelle's devoted mother, who cares for her child while trying to make sense of the media frenzy surrounding her; Anabelle's estranged father, who is dealing with the guilt of his actions; the Miracle Girl herself; and the visitors who seek her help, her guidance, and her healing." --Amazon.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616203603
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary: "The crowds keep coming. More and more every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle and believed it happened because of Anabelle. Word spreads. There are more visitors, more supposed miracles, more stories on TV and the Internet. But is this the divine at work or something else? Set against the backdrop of the approaching millennium--with all its buzz about reckoning and doom--this impressive debut novel is told through the eyes of Anabelle's devoted mother, who cares for her child while trying to make sense of the media frenzy surrounding her; Anabelle's estranged father, who is dealing with the guilt of his actions; the Miracle Girl herself; and the visitors who seek her help, her guidance, and her healing." --Amazon.

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MariaT_1
Feb 14, 2017

One of the many things I loved about this book is the authenticity of each character. Roe does an excellent job of fully developing each diverse person involved in such a way that their words, actions, and emotions stay with you long after you finish the book. This book left me with such a sense of hope and joy--something we all need when the world is too much with us.

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MariaT_1 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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