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John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times-winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award, in 1981, for the short story "Interior Space." In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules-a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel
by John Irving
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Classic Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Cider House Rules
by John Irving
First published in 1985 by William Morrow, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. 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...
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Categories: Classic Fiction; Literary Fiction
A Widow for One Year: A Novel
by John Irving
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person. Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman.  By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten. Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life.  When we first...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
A Son of the Circus (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person. A Hindi film star . . . an American missionary . . . twins separated at birth . . . a dwarf chauffeur . . . a serial killer . . . all are on a collision course. In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving's characters transcend nationality. They are...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
by John Irving
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving’s dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, “The Imaginary Girlfriend,” is the core of this collection. The middle section of the book is fiction....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Literary Fiction
Until I Find You: A Novel
by John Irving
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person. Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns – his life, loves, celebrity and astonishing search for the truth about his parents. When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Fourth Hand (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love.” 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. In...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
My Movie Business: A Memoir
by John Irving
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person. John Irving's memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist's grandfather Dr. Frederick C. Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist, and includes Mr. Irving's incisive history of abortion politics in the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Avenue of Mysteries
by John Irving
John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. 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...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed: 20th Anniversary Edition
by John Irving
A commemorative hardcover edition of the only collection ever published of the celebrated novelist's shorter works. Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; All Sports & Outdoors; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Il mondo secondo Garp (Contemporanea) (Italian Edition)
by John Irving
Uno dei libri più venduti nel mondo, caratterizzato da una vena di pazzia e di tristezza, Il mondo secondo Garp è una splendida rassegna di atteggiamenti incongrui e imprevedibili verso il sesso, il matrimonio, la famiglia e il femminismo. Una donna “sessualmente sospetta”, la madre di Garp, diviene bersaglio di un pazzo che odia...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
In One Person: A Novel
by John Irving
A New York Times bestselling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. "His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade" ( Vanity Fair ). Winner...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
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