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Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship

 
 
 
 
Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship
Author: Diane Schoemperlen
ISBN 13: 9780142001325
ISBN 10: 142001325
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2002-07-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 349
List Price: $16.00
 
 

On an otherwise typical Monday morning, a middle-aged writer enters her living room and finds a woman standing by her fig tree. The woman is wearing a blue trench coat, white sneakers, and a white shawl over her hair. She is holding a purse and a suitcase. She is the Virgin Mary-and after 2000 years of petition, adoration, and traveling, she's in need of a little R&R. Invited in for lunch, Mary decides to stay for one week, during which an unlikely friendship develops. As our narrator learns the remarkable history of one of the most influential and complex women of all time, she is moved to examine life's big questions and her own capacity for faith. Witty and gently ironic, this inventive novel is an inspiration to believers and nonbelievers alike.

Chicago Tribune

Schoemperlen's...intellectualizing is entertaining.