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Our Lady of the Forest - David Guterson (1 Viewer)



Very interesting book. Contains some rather mature subject matter however. The story is narrated in third person, with a highly objective and matter of fact tone.

It's about a young girl who runs away from an abusive step father, more or less, and lives in a tent in the rainforest on the Olympic peninsula in Washington state. After a time she begins to have visions of the Virgin Mary in the forest. The general conflict in the story is getting past the fact no one believes her at first, and she wants to build a church supposedly at the Mother's command with virtually no resources with which to proceed.

I know will sound cliched but I honestly was loathe to put it down once I had picked it up.

Also recommended: Snow Falling on Cedars, also by David Guterson.