John L'Heureux (Author)
DescriptionIn a pitch-perfect, deeply satisfying work of fiction selected as a New York Times Notable Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, and recipient of the gold Medal for Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California, master storyteller L'Heureux enters the world of an unorthodox young priest whose faith is put to the test. Father Paul LeBlanc is young, handsome, and charismatic, but he has dangerous ideas on sex, marriage, and birth control and he just doesn't uphold the decorum expected of a young priest. When, for no reason, a miracle occurs a dead girl is brought back to life before his eyes Father LeBlanc finds his faith, his vows, his reason, and his life itself called into question, leaving him with nowhere to turn. Witty, profound, and deeply moving, The Miracle explores the way God meddles in our lives and to what end. It is John L'Heureux's best, most daring novel to date."
August 12, 2003
5.52 X 0.63 X 8.24 inches | 0.64 pounds
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"L'Heureux shows the human side of a flawed institution. ... Always an astonishing writer, a master storyteller, [L'Heureux] teases his reader with the ambiguity of the miraculous."