Picks and Pans Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

by John Irving

The title character is a doll-size man from New Hampshire who thinks he is Christ and plays Little League baseball. The consolation is that Irving must have exhausted his supply of wacko New Hampshirites by now and can move on to Vermont next time.

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