Synopses & Reviews
The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Scribner's first novel, The GoodLife, a; "the literary love child of Truman Capote and Robert Altman." Now Scribner's stirring new book takes us to a dying industrial city in upstate New York, where the heart and hope of one man, and of an entire community, become inextricably entwined with a young deaf woman. Are the extraordinary visions and spontaneous healings running rampant in Hudson City a Catholic publicity stunt run amok, as John Quinn believes, or could the beautiful Vietnamese-American Sue Phong really be the Miracle Girl? A wry, gritty, absorbing follow-up to The GoodLife, Miracle Girl is a book about disillusionment and redemption, and a book about faith--in yourself, in the people you love, and in the possibility of something greater than all of us.
A seductive new novel about a small town that undergoes a big change when a beautiful ad haunting vision proves herself to be a miracle girl.
Keith Scribner's The GoodLife was "a nightmare vision of the American dream" (Entertainment Weekly). The San Francisco Chronicle hailed it as "the literary love child of Truman Capote and Robert Altman." The Baltimore Sun raved: "Not since John Cheever's Bullet Park has a novel so captured the violent vicissitudes of suburbia." Now Scribner turns his eye to a gritty urban landscape for a seductive new novel about a small town that undergoes a big change when a beautiful and haunting vision proves herself to be a miracle girl...
About the Author
Keith Scribner earned his MFA from the University of Montana and was awarded Wallace Stegner and John L'Heureux fellowships by Stanford University where he taught creative writing for three years. He now teaches at Oregon State University.