Midmorning Book Club: 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'
Though critics initially panned John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany," his fans made the novel a bestseller. It remains at the top of many readers' personal favorite lists today. "Owen Meany" was recommended as a Midmorning Book Club pick by some of our listeners.
- Cintra Wilson: Award-winning playwright and screenwriter who writes a column for Salon.com. Her forthcoming book of satire is "Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny."
- John Freeman: Freelance book reviewer and current president of the National Book Critics Circle.