Virgin Of Small Plains

Virgin Of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
ISBN
9780340922057
Published
Released
15 / 12 / 2006
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
154 x 235 x 28mm

January 1987, Small Plains, Kansas. On the night of the decade's worst blizzard, a boy discovers the naked corpse of a beautiful girl. No-one can identify her, so the people of the town bury her with a gravestone marked with the date and 'Peace Be Unto You'. Seventeen years later, the mysterious dead girl - the 'Virgin Of Small Plains' - has inspired a local myth. In the two decades since her death, strange miracles has visited those who faithfully tend her grave; some believe her spirit can cure deadly illnesses, while others credit her with the town's economic prosperity. Word of the legend spreads and Small Plains becomes a haven for an onslaught of spiritual seekers and the terminally ill, all hoping the Virgin will answer their prayers. When the mysterious Mitch Newquist reappears, a vengeful tornado devastates Small Plains, the truth begins to emerge... What really happened seventeen years ago? Why did Mitch suddenly disappear the same night the Virgin's body was found - abandoning his first live. Abby Reynolds? And why are some of the towns leading citizens so determined that the truth remain buried?
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January 1987, Small Plains, Kansas. On the night of the decade's worst blizzard, a boy discovers the naked corpse of a beautiful girl. No-one can identify her, so the people of the town bury her with a gravestone marked with the date and 'Peace Be Unto You'. Seventeen years later, the mysterious dead girl - the 'Virgin Of Small Plains' - has inspired a local myth. In the two decades since her death, strange miracles has visited those who faithfully tend her grave; some believe her spirit can cure deadly illnesses, while others credit her with the town's economic prosperity. Word of the legend spreads and Small Plains becomes a haven for an onslaught of spiritual seekers and the terminally ill, all hoping the Virgin will answer their prayers. When the mysterious Mitch Newquist reappears, a vengeful tornado devastates Small Plains, the truth begins to emerge... What really happened seventeen years ago? Why did Mitch suddenly disappear the same night the Virgin's body was found - abandoning his first live. Abby Reynolds? And why are some of the towns leading citizens so determined that the truth remain buried?
ISBN:
9780340922057
Publication Date:
15 / 12 / 2006
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
154 x 235 x 28mm

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