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Irving, John 1942-

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

294 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 7,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--obstetrician and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Clouds. It is also the story of his favorite orphan, Homer, who is never adopted
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel by John Irving( Book )

189 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 6,648 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
The world according to Garp : a novel by John Irving( Book )

407 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 6,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pace and language of this novel (filled with stories) are suited to Garp's life anc career: explosive with energy, full of ribaldry and a sense of doom
A widow for one year : a novel by John Irving( Book )

184 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 5,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three interludes in the life of Roth Cole, writer and daughter of writers
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving( Book )

220 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 4,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle son in a family of five children, one bear, and one dog chronicles their loves, losses, and obsessions during their years running two hotels on two continents
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving( Book )

120 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 4,354 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 )

93 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,145 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 )

103 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,032 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
In one person : a novel by John Irving( Book )

64 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,456 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 )

118 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,437 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
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Homer, who has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an orphanage in rural Maine and has been trained by its proprietor, Dr. Wilbur Larch to be Larch's successor. Wally Worthington brings his pregnant girlfriend, Candy Kendall, to the orphanage because Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions. Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. When Wally leaves to fight in World War II, Homer falls in love with Candy
Setting free the bears by John Irving( Book )

99 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1967 and two Viennese university students want to liberate the Vienna Zoo, as was done after World War II. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences, in this first novel written by a twenty-five year old John Irving ..."--Page 4 of cover
The water-method man by John Irving( Book )

129 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story the main character is "a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his urinary tract--a man on the threshold of committing himself to a second marriage that bears a remarkable resemblance to his first."--Cover
The 158-pound marriage by John Irving( Book )

123 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a menage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive
Last night in Twisted River by John Irving( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,100 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 976 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
In one person by John Irving( Recording )

21 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly bisexual man looks back upon his life and romances, reflecting on his unfulfilled loves and broken dreams
The fourth hand by John Irving( Recording )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a reporter suffers a horrible accident witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him
3 by Irving by John Irving( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sound like someone trying not to make a sound by John Irving( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tom is awakened by the sound of a "monster," he tells his father what he thinks he heard
 
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The cider house rules : a novel
Alternative Names
Džons Ērvings

Ērvings, Džons 1942-

Irving, Dzhon 1942-

Irving, Džon 1942-

Irving, John

Irving, John Wilson 1942-

Irving, John Winslow.

Irving, John Winslow 1942-

John Irving Amerikaans schrijver

John Irving amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

John Irving amerikansk manusfrfattare och frfattare

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-

Джон Ървинг

Жон Ирвинг

Ирвинг, Джон 1942-

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

אירווינג, ג׳ון 1942-

אירווינג, ג'ון 1942-

אירוינג, ג'ון 1942-

ג'ון אירווינג

جان ایروینگ نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

जॉन इरविंग

アーヴィング, ジョン

ジョン・アーヴィング

ジョン.アービング 1942-

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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