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Irving, John 1942-

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The cider house rules : a novel by John Irving( Book )
153 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 7,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel by John Irving( Book )
159 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 6,875 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 )
186 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 5,860 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 )
97 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,143 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 )
212 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,795 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 )
105 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a New York journalist suffers a horrible accident--his left hand eaten by a lion while reporting on a story from India--witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him
Last night in Twisted River : a novel by John Irving( Book )
75 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,296 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 )
95 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,217 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
A son of the circus by John Irving( Book )
98 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,530 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
In one person : a novel by John Irving( Book )
49 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,377 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."
Setting free the bears by John Irving( Book )
102 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,516 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..."--p. 4 of cover
The water-method man by John Irving( Book )
94 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,269 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
Last night in Twisted River by John Irving( Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,162 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
The 158-pound marriage by John Irving( Book )
60 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,152 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
Until I find you [a novel] by John Irving( Recording )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,042 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
The cider house rules L'œuvre de dieu, la part du diable by John Irving( Visual )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,023 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
The fourth hand by John Irving( Recording )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a reporter suffers a horrible accident witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him
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 world according to Garp by John Irving( Recording )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey through generations and across two continents with the astonishing family of T.S. Garp, bastard son of a belligerent mother. Garp loves, lusts, labors and triumphs in a world of assassins, wrestlers, feminist fanatics, tantalizing teenage babysitters, adoring children and a wayward wife. His life is comic, tragic, violent and tender, his world outrageous, and it is as real as our own
3 by Irving by John Irving( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ērvings, Džons 1942-
Irving, Dzhon 1942-
Irving, Džon 1942-
Irving, John
Irving, John Wilson 1942-
Irving, John Winslow.
Irving, John Winslow 1942-
Winslow Irving, John 1942-
Ирвинг, Джон 1942-
אירווינג, ג׳ון 1942-
אירווינג, ג'ון 1942-
אירוינג, ג'ון 1942-
アーヴィング, ジョン
ジョン.アービング 1942-
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