BookBrowse Reviews Maybe A Miracle by Brian Strause

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Maybe A Miracle

by Brian Strause

Maybe A Miracle
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2005, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2006, 384 pages

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By turns humorous and heartbreaking, familiar and extraordinary - an emotional journey into America's heartland. 1st Novel

Strause's first novel is fast gathering momentum as one of the 'it' books for 2005.  With its teenage protagonist, Maybe A Miracle has the potential to appeal to readers from the older teens through to adults, both men and women; and with subject matter that runs the gauntlet of hot topic subjects, including religion and politics, this is also a shoe-in for book clubs who enjoy a little contention in their reading matter (you'll find a reading guide at BookBrowse), and will probably find itself on high school reading lists before long.  As one reviewer puts it, "Maybe A Miracle starts out somewhere not far from J.D. Salinger's rye field (i.e. Catcher In The Rye), but it ends up in a new and strange and marvelous place where only this extraordinary first novelist could take it."

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