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"A charming, often exquisitely written first novel that touches all the emotional bases and then some. A writer to admire now and watch in the future." Stephen Dixon, author Frog
First fiction from an exciting new writer. Meri Robie's manuscript was selected by the editors of Ariadne Press following their annual first novel contest which promotes the publication of novels by emerging writers.
Karen had two miracles in her life. One was Julian, the son "born without a father," following a brief fling with a married academic who abandoned her and their offspring. The other was Anna May, the sister who ran away from home on the very day she announced that her name had been changed to "Miracle," and was never seen or heard from again.
Karen made her own professional career, first as a scientist, learned about motherhood by trial and error in a suburban neighborhood, and developed a loving home life with Bruce, an ex-addict, who at long last becomes a father to Julian.
By the end of the novel, Julian is growing into adult life, and Karen's two miracles have carried her existence gar beyond the limited awareness from which she came.
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Meri Robie gave up a lucrative job as a computer consultant/technician to attend the Johns Hopkins Fiction Program. A short story was previously published in the Baltimore CityPaper. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and young daughter and is an editor for the Vegetarian Journal. What Happened to the Miracle? is her first novel.Review:
"This is a terrific book! Robie's talent is apparent on every page...out-writes all the cliches about first novels" -- Alan Michael Parker, author and winner of the Pushcart Prize for The Vandals
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Book Description Ariadne Press, 2001. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Edition Stated. Slight edgewear; Uncorrected Proof. Seller Inventory # Q341