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The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow
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But when a stranger comes to call asking for his miracle, this tiny rural town is turned on its head and Agnes's feet of clay are exposed, forcing the whole town to it knees.
Joyce Magnin is the author of short fiction and personal experience articles. She co-authored the book, Linked to Someone in Pain. She has been published in such magazines as Relief Journal, Parents Express, Sunday Digest, and Highlights for Children. Joyce attended Bryn Mawr College and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship. She is a frequent workshop leader at various writers conferences and womens church groups.
"Quirk abounds in this tale of two sisters, Agnes and Griselda Sparrow. When what seems to be miracles - healings from serious illnesses - the residents ofthe small Pennsylvania town of Bright's Pond naturally attribute them to Agnes. Agnes' putative power attracts a stranger in need of an unstatedmiracle, andthe plot thickens from there. To pull off such a quirky novel, the characters need to be vividly etched, the writing consistently clever and the plotting persuasive on its ownterns." --Publishers Weekly
The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin was published by Abingdon Press in August 2009 and is our 28157th best seller. The ISBN for The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is 9781426701641.
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The Prayers of Agnes SparrowMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
A very original plot to this story! I was intrigued from the start. Agnes is a very large lady, and I mean very large. As she is now housebound because of her size, she is looked after by her devoted sister the local librarian. Agnes has become known in the neighbourhood for her prayer ministry which has had many wonderful responses from God. She is at pains to stress that the glory is all God’s, but inevitably the town holds her up as a miracle worker. As the story unfolds the dangers of this become obvious, but there are other unsuspected dangers as well. A glorious collection of characters people this story and I enjoyed every moment of my reading. When I found that there were discussion questions at the back, I had no difficulty remembering plenty of issues that would cause lively debate.
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Details for The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow
|Author / Artist||Joyce Magnin|
|Publisher||Abingdon Press (August 2009)|
|Number of Pages||400|
|Page last updated||18th July 2017|