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Irving, John 1942-

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The cider house rules : a novel by John Irving( Book )

277 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 7,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel by John Irving( Book )

209 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 6,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero
The world according to Garp : a novel by John Irving( Book )

390 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 6,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a famous radical feminist spends his life struggling with his diverse personal relationships and with his ambition to be a writer
A widow for one year : a novel by John Irving( Book )

185 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family is marked by tragedy and the "difficult" women who manage to survive the change of circumstances and variations of fortune
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving( Book )

255 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 4,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hotel New Hampshire follows the Berry family across two continents and through three hotels. Family members attract friends who substitute lust, violence, laughter and tears for the standard bourgeois components
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving( Book )

139 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 4,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. A well-known Boston hand surgeon wants to perform the first hand transplant on the reporter, but the problem is there is no hand available. A married woman from Wisconsin wants to give the reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies
Last night in Twisted River : a novel by John Irving( Book )

96 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County--to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto--pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. A tale that spans five decades
Until I find you : a novel by John Irving( Book )

107 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead -- has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master. Alice and Jack abandon their quest, and Jack is educated at schools in Canada and New England. His real education consists of his relationships with older women -- from Emma Oastler, who initiates him into erotic life, to the girls of St. Hilda's, with whom he first appears on stage, to the abusive Mrs. Machado, whom he first meets when sent to learn wrestling at a local gym. Emma and Jack move to Los Angeles, where Emma becomes a successful novelist and Jack a promising actor. As Jack grows older -- and when his mother dies -- he starts to doubt the portrait of his father's character she painted for him when he was a child. This is the cue for a second journey around Europe in search of his father, from Edinburgh to Switzerland
In one person : a novel by John Irving( Book )

61 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
A son of the circus by John Irving( Book )

100 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary on the lot of social misfits: prostitutes, dwarfs, himself--the doctor regarding himself a foreigner in both India and Canada
Avenue of mysteries by John Irving( Book )

54 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juan Diego -- a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico -- has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming -- specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you ... As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines ... where what happened to him in the past -- in Mexico -- collides with his future."--Jacket
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how far a young man must travel to find the place where he truly belongs. Homer has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an orphanage in rural Maine and has been groomed by its proprietor to be his successor. But Homer falls in love and strikes out on his own
Setting free the bears by John Irving( Book )

95 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical novel of the Nazi takeover of Austria, the Soviet occupation of Vienna, and the liberation of the Vienna Zoo re-enacted by two university students in 1967
The water-method man by John Irving( Book )

106 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Trumper, a floundering late-twenty-something graduate student with serious commitment and honesty issues that earn him the nickname "Bogus," humorously recounts his various failures in life and love, from his New England childhood through his experiences on foreign study in Vienna, Austria, and as a graduate student in Iowa, leading up to the present-day, early-1970s New York
The 158-pound marriage by John Irving( Book )

115 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of major conclusions -- Organizational characteristics of colleges and universities -- Diversity in the academic system -- Patterns of management and governance -- Bureaucracy and autonomy in academic work -- Institutional climates and faculty morale -- Impact of bargaining on campus management -- Women faculty in higher education -- Current trends and future projections -- Special study : historical developments, 1636-1970
Last night in Twisted River by John Irving( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the boy and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County--to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto--while pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger who befriends them"--Container
Until I find you : [a novel] by John Irving( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches
Avenue of mysteries by John Irving( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future."
In one person by John Irving( Recording )

29 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly bisexual man looks back upon his life and romances, reflecting on his unfulfilled loves and broken dreams
3 by Irving by John Irving( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The cider house rules : a novel
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A prayer for Owen Meany : a novelThe world according to Garp : a novelA widow for one year : a novelThe Hotel New HampshireThe fourth hand : a novelLast night in Twisted River : a novelUntil I find you : a novelA son of the circus
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Āvingu, Jon.

Blunt, John Wallace, Jr., 1942-

Blunt, John Wallace, noorem.

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Ērvings, Džons 1942-

Irving, Dzhon 1942-

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Irving John

Irving, John Wilson 1942-

Irving, John Winslow.

Irving, John Winslow 1942-

John Irving americký spisovatel a scénárista

John Irving Amerikaans schrijver

John Irving amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

John Irving amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

John Irving amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

John Irving amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

John Irving amerykański pisarz i scenarzysta filmowy

John Irving scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

John Irving US-amerikanischer Romanautor

Winslow Irving, John 1942-

Блант, Джон Уоллас, младший

Джон Ървинг

Жон Ирвинг

Ирвинг, Джон 1942-

Ирвинг, Джон Уинслоу

Ирвинг, Джон Уинслоу американский писатель и сценарист, обладатель премии «Оскар»

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어빙, 존 1942-

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