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The Cider House Rules

Irving, John

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ISBN 10: 068803036X / ISBN 13: 9780688030360
Published by William Morrow, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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068803036X This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards, spine, endpages and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and AS NEW. Original price is intact. Mylar protected. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 000884

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Title: The Cider House Rules

Publisher: William Morrow, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Trade

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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...

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How can anyone not love a book that simultaneously tells a deeply moving and compelling story AND explore the abortion debate with humor and evenhandedness? John Irving is my favorite author and while A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY is my favorite Irving title, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES is right up there. I love how deeply Irving knows these characters and how gradually he reveals their quirks and idiosyncracies. He knows and loves them so much, the reader can't help but love the ether-imbibing Dr. Larch and his surrogate son, the orphan Homer Wells. Irving is a consummate storyteller.

M. Coolman
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