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Our Lady of American Sorrows

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By: Jay Lake
Formats: Mobipocket (142 KB), MS Reader (329 KB)
Wordcount: 19,000
Price: Free!

Publisher: Scorpius Digital

2 Reader Ratings

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For Peter and his best friend, it should have been an idyllic summer -- their last before adulthood began. But when the men in black cassocks arrive, the two find themselves caught in an explosive conspiracy that threatens to destroy faith, family and their quiet home.

Our Lady of American Sorrows is one of four novellas included in American Sorrows by Campbell award-winning author Jay Lake.

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239k rates this title as Excellent
Beautifully crafted -- 12/13/2004

Reading this story, you can tell why Jay Lake won the 2004 Campbell Award: "Our Lady of American Sorrows" is beautifully crafted, evoking a reality both familiar and vividly strange. But Lake's touch is light and deft, leaving much of that world just guessed at -- and in guessing, the reader walks in the very shoes of the 16-year old boy at the center of the story, learning to see his world for the first time. Great writing.

Saoirse rates this title as Excellent
Popes, Politics, and Magic -- 12/14/2004

Jay Lake is a marvelously prolific writer, but what's really surprising is not the number of stories he writes, but the number of really good stories he writes. This is one of them, full of politics and magic, innocence lost and regained, love, and hope.