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The Cider House Rules

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9781448111893
Genre : Fiction
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'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home.' Homer Wells' odyssey begins among the apple orchards of rural Maine. As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, he strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder - a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether. What he learns from Wilbur takes him from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to an adult life running a cider-making factory and a strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend...

The Cider House Rules

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9780062235183
Genre : Fiction
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First published in 1985 by William Morrow, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.

The Cider House Rules

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 0676973841
Genre : Fiction
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A classic John Irving novel and inspiration for the major motion picture, for which Irving received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

The Cider House Rules

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 0747548463
Genre : Cider house rules (Motion picture)
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Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, this is the story of Homer Wells, an orphan who is raised and mentored by Wiulbur Larch, the doctor at the orgphanage. Larch's capacity for kindnness is saintly, but he is also an ether addict. When he and Homer come into conflict, intensified by their disagreement about abortion, Homer leaves the only family he has ever known. Homer is forced to make decisions that will change the course of his future, after his new life provides excitement and love. But Homer finally realises that he can't escape his past. 'The Cider House Rules' is ultimately about the choices we make and the rules that are meant to be broken.

The Hotel New Hampshire

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9781448111916
Genre : Fiction
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'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.' So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they 'dream on' in this funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel.

My Movie Business

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9781448111862
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Irving's memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist's grandfather Dr Frederick C. Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, and includes Mr Irving's incisive history of abortion politics in the United States. But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years John Irving spent adapting his novel The Cider House Rules for the screen - for four different directors. Mr Irving also writes about the failed effort to make his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, into a movie, about two of the films that were made from his novels (but not from his screenplays), The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire; about his slow progress at shepherding his screenplay of A Son of the Circus into production. Not least, and in addition to its qualities as a memoir - anecdotal, comic, affectionate and candid - My Movie Business is an insightful essay on the essential differences between writing a novel and writing a screenplay.

A Widow For One Year

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9781448111855
Genre : Fiction
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'One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking - it was coming from her parents' bedroom.' This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's also about to fall in love for the first time...

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