It’s December 2010 when a pregnant girl named Mary waddles into the hearts of the people of Bellingham, Indiana. At least she may be named Mary—no one’s sure because she doesn’t speak.
Joe, the first to spot her, wandering bedraggled and dirty down the road, befriends her, and Violet, the waitress at his favorite diner, quickly gets into the act. Next thing you know Dr. Bob’s examined her and proclaimed her a virgin.
And then the whole world wants a piece of her.
Juggling a townful of characters, each with his or her own agenda, not a single one selfless or blameless, Campbell makes Bellingham come alive as she shows how each is changed by the apparent “miracle”.
This good-natured tale about an extraordinary event in an ordinary town pulls off the rare trick of being satirical, funny, and very, very real without ever sinking into the cynical. A great Christmas gift for anyone who reads.