Our Lady of the Forest

Our Lady of the Forest

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A sixteen-year-old runaway, Ann Holmes, is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin comes to her, clear as day. Now, it is up Father Collins, a young priest new to North Fork, to impartially evaluate the veracity of Ann's sightings. But, as word spreads of Ann's claims to see the Virgin Mary, thousands, including the press, converge upon the declining logging town which becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and the desperate.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2004
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ♭2003
ISBN: 9780375726576
0375726578
Branch Call Number: FIC GUTERSO 2004
Characteristics: 323 pages ; 21 cm

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reissja Aug 21, 2014

What a superb legend Guterson has created here. As earthy and realistic as it is, this novel "rocks" in ghostlier ways. I read it more than 10 years ago in fogbound northern California, as close as I could get to this book's sunless stomping grounds. By now an avid Guterson fan, I'm ready to reread it. Try it, you'll like it!

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