Friday, October 13, 2006
Maybe a Miracle by Brian Strause
I received a free copy of this book from Random House to review for students. The author grew up in Columbus, Ohio, so there are many Ohio references, including a protagonist who puts off entering OSU to begin his freshmen year because of the tragedies and "miracles" his family is experiencing. His sister, who is in a coma after nearly drowning in the backyard pool, is displaying the stigmata and attracting throngs of miracle seekers. Strause's best feature is the voice of his young narrator, Monroe Anderson, who is sarcastic and delightfully irreverent.