Cover image for Send me down a miracle / Han Nolan.
Send me down a miracle / Han Nolan.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.

Physical Description:
254 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Originally published: San Diego : Harcourt, 1996.
When a flamboyant New York City artist returns to the sleepy, God-fearing Alabama town of her birth to conduct an artistic experiment, the resulting uproar splits the community and causes fourteen-year-old Charity to question many things that she had previously taken for granted.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 12 up.


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Things used to be normal in Casper, Alabama. Charity Pittman was a regular fourteen-year-old, the perfect daughter, following in her preacher father's footsteps. But then Adrienne arrived, with her big-city ways and artsy ideas. Reverend Pittman thinks she's the devil incarnate. Charity thinks she's amazing.
But no one knows what to think of Adrienne when she claims she's seen Jesus.
In the heartening and humorous book that made the National Book Award shortlist, Han Nolan visits a small town that's praying for a miracle but heading for disaster.
Reader's guide and an interview with the author included.

Author Notes

HAN NOLAN has won many awards for her teen fiction, including the National Book Award for Dancing on the Edge . She lives in New England.

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

When an eccentric artist moves to Casper, Alabama, and claims to have seen Jesus in a vision, fourteen-year-old Charity finds her loyalties divided between her preacher father and her exciting new friend. This offbeat coming-of-age novel is peopled with a host of peculiar, yet intriguing, characters. From HORN BOOK 1996, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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