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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
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel
by John Irving
“A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction—it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . . Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [this] richly textured and carefully wrought...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Religion & Spirituality; All Religious Fiction
The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules
by John Irving
An American classic first published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Cider House Rules is among John Irving's most beloved novels. 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...
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The 158-Pound Marriage (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The 158-Pound Marriage (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
“Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications.”—The Washington Post The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this sensual, ironic tale about a ménage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and...
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Setting Free the Bears: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Setting Free the Bears: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
“Truly remarkable . . . encompasses the longings and agonies of youth . . . a complex and moving novel.”—Time“Astonishing . . . a writer of uncommon imaginative power. Whatever [John Irving] writes, it will be worth reading.”—Saturday ReviewIt is 1967. Two Viennese university students, Siggy and Hannes, roam the Austrian countryside on...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Historical Fiction
A Widow for One Year: A Novel
A Widow for One Year: A Novel
by John Irving
“A Widow For One Year will appeal to readers  who like old-fashioned storytelling mixed with modern sensitivities. . . . Irving is among the few novelists who can write a novel about grief and fill it with ribald humor soaked in irony.”—USA TodayIn A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her...
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The Water-Method Man (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Water-Method Man (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
“John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles TimesFred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in 1970s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved in with his childhood best friend, his life is...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Fantasy
The Hotel New Hampshire
The Hotel New Hampshire
by John Irving
Now available in eBook for the first time in America—the New York Times bestselling saga of a most unusual family from the award-winning author of The World According to Garp.“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in...
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A Son of the Circus: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
A Son of the Circus: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by John Irving
A Hindi film star, an American missionary, a pair of twins separated at birth, a diminutive chauffeur, and a serial killer collide in a riotous novel by the author of The World According to Garp“His most entertaining novel since Garp.”—The New York Times Book Review“A Son of the Circus is comic genius . . . get ready for [John] Irving's...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Until I Find You: A Novel
Until I Find You: A Novel
by John Irving
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 search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a...
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The Fourth Hand: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Fourth Hand: A Novel (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 Boston, a...
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My Movie Business: A Memoir
My Movie Business: A Memoir
by John Irving
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 United States. But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Humor
Avenue of Mysteries
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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In One Person: A Novel
In One Person: A Novel
by John Irving
From the author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The World According to Garp comes "his most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade" (Vanity Fair).A New York Times bestselling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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