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Irving, John 1942-

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

189 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 6,905 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 )

135 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 6,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention
The world according to Garp : a novel by John Irving( Book )

222 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,682 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 )

123 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three interludes in the life of Roth Cole, writer and daughter of writers
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving( Book )

119 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 4,268 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
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving( Book )

70 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,265 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
Last night in Twisted River : a novel by John Irving( Book )

88 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,986 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 )

98 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,819 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 )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,325 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 )

97 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,268 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 )

35 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,742 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 )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,220 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 )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,264 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 158-pound marriage by John Irving( Book )

78 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,185 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 1,076 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 water-method man by John Irving( Book )

72 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,054 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
Until I find you : [a novel] by John Irving( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 944 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 )

23 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 798 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."
The fourth hand by John Irving( Recording )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a reporter suffers a horrible accident witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him
 
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The cider house rules : a novel
Alternative Names
Āvingu, Jon.

Blunt, John Wallace, Jr., 1942-

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 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-

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

어빙, 존 1942-

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 fourth hand : a novelThe Hotel New HampshireLast night in Twisted River : a novelUntil I find you : a novelA son of the circus