The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish

The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish

eBook - 2014
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Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award 2015 -- Nominated Faith healers, movie moguls, and social-climbing fraudsters collide in Depression-era Los Angeles It's the Great Depression and Mary Mabel McTavish is suicidal. A drudge at the Bentwhistle Academy for Young Ladies (aka Wealthy Juvenile Delinquents), she is at London General Hospital when little Timmy Beeford is carried into emergency and pronounced dead. He was electrocuted at an evangelical road show when the metal cross on top of the revival tent was struck by lightning. Believing she's guided by her late mother, Mary Mabel lays on hands. Timmy promptly returns to life.William Randolph Hearst gets wind of the story and soon the Miracle Maid is rocketing from the Canadian backwoods to '30s Hollywood. Jack Warner, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Rockettes round out a cast of Ponzi promoters, Bolshevik hoboes, and double-dealing social climbers in a fast-paced tale that satirizes the religious right, media manipulation, celebrity, and greed.
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781459708518
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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0Charlie Dec 16, 2014

A diverting read - I never knew what was coming next! Could be read by older teens (much of the "adult" subject matter was suggestive rather than explicit). Original.

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