(From the publisher):
On an apparently typical Monday morning in April, a middle-aged writer goes into her living room to water the plants and finds a woman standing in front of the fig tree. The woman is wearing a navy blue trench coat and white Nikes. She has a white shawl draped over her hair and she is holding a large leather purse and a small black suitcase on wheels. She is the Virgin Mary. Invited to stay for lunch, Mary explains that, after two thousand years of petition, adoration, and traveling, she is tired and needs some R and R. She ends up staying for one extraordinary and illuminating week.
So begins Diane Schoemperlen's novel. What follows is a magical tale in which Mary becomes much more than an icon. She becomes a kind and thoughtful and funny friend, a woman we can understand, not just one who is revered. As their time together unfolds and their wonderful friendship develops, the narrator learns the remarkable history of one of the most influential and complex women of all time. Along the way, she is propelled into a vibrant examination of life's big questions and begins to discover her own capacity for faith.
(from the publisher)
Original title: Our Lady of the Lost and Found
Genre: Fiction→ Religious→ Christianity