The miracle on Monhegan Island: a novel
During Spark's absence, his young son Hally has been cared for by what remains of the Monahan family: Spark's gentle brother Hugh and their shrewd, fork-tongued father Pastor Ragnar. Pastor Ragnar has led them with an iron will and a unique religious ideology, while Hugh has been busy mending the scars of a tumultuous family history. Spark's reentry into the family is rocky; even as adolescent Hally warms to his father's flair for mischief, he struggles to define himself against this new paternal figure. Testing the limits with one dangerous prank after another, Hally suddenly stuns the entire island when he claims to have had a spiritual vision.
Though Spark remains permanently dubious about the alleged apparition, Pastor Ragnar pounces on the chance to revive his flagging church. Hally is shoved into the spotlight and, in the frenzy that follows, each man in the family fights for independence, understanding, and ultimately forgiveness against the tide of a phenomenon reaching far beyond the slippery slopes of their remote island home. Their unforgettable saga is narrated by the character best suited to sniff out the family's uneasy secrets: Spark's charismatic, fiercely loyal dog, Ned. Never at a loss for a quip on the stormy affairs of the Monahan family, Ned tells their larger-than-life story with humor and love from his uniquely privileged perspective.
An uproarious tale of an eccentric family of fathers and sons, The Miracle of Monhegan Island is another delightful summer blockbuster from Elizabeth Kelly.
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|Grouping Title||miracle on monhegan island|
|Grouping Author||kelly elizabeth|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-17 22:44:17PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-17 23:58:21PM|
|available_at_catalog||Donelson, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Donelson - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Returning unannounced to his dilapidated family home on Maine's Monhegan Island, rakish prodigal son Spark launches an unforgettable summer marked by his temperamental son's claims about a spiritual vision, which is exploited by his grandfather to revive a flagging church.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Donelson, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000485861|Book|Books|First Edition.|English|Liveright Publishing Corporation,||325 pages ; 25 cm., overdrive:0f9bba83-c84c-4202-88d2-83866c58694f|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2016||
|subject_facet||Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Monhegan Island (Me.) -- Fiction, Visions -- Fiction|
|title_display||The miracle on Monhegan Island : a novel|
|title_full||The Miracle on Monhegan Island A Novel, The miracle on Monhegan Island : a novel / Elizabeth Kelly|
|title_short||The miracle on Monhegan Island :|
|topic_facet||Fathers and sons, Fiction, Literature, Visions|