Miracle Girl by Kieth Scribner

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The visions of a beautiful young Vietnamese-American girl bring chaos, controversy, and hope to one man and his city.

The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Scribner's first novel,The GoodLife, as "the literary love child of Truman Capote and Robert Altman." Now Scribner's stirring new book takes us to a dying industrial city in upstate New York, where the heart and hope of one man, and of an entire community, become inextricably entwined with a young deaf woman. Are the extraordinary visions and spontaneous healings running ram-pant in Hudson City a Catholic publicity stunt run amok, as John Quinn believes, or could the beautiful Vietnamese-American Sue Phong really be the Miracle Girl?

A wry, gritty, absorbing follow-up to The GoodLife, Miracle Girl is a book about disillusionment and redemption, and a book about faith-in yourself, in the people you love, and in the possibility of something greater than all of us.

About Kieth Scribner

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Keith Scribner earned his MFA from the University of Montana and was awarded Wallace Stegner and John L'Heureux fellowships by Stanford University where he taught creative writing for three years. He now teaches at Oregon State University.
Published August 25, 2003 by Riverhead Hardcover. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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His arduous schedule coincides with three dilemmas: romantic (his girlfriend, to whom he long ago gave herpes, has grown mysteriously distant), moral (a slick-speaking “friend” proposes a shady deal with the city’s chief landowner), and spiritual (his televised fainting spell, promptly spun as re...

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