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The cider house rules

Author: John Irving
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Black Swan edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Homer Wells, an orphan who is raised and mentored by Wilbur Larch, the doctor at the orphanage. Dr. Larch teaches Homer everything about medicine. Yet though his capacity for kindness is saintly, Larch is also an ether addict. He and Homer come into conflict, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving
ISBN: 0552992046 9780552992046 0552127248 9780552127240
OCLC Number: 14413212
Notes: Originally published: London : Cape, 1985.
Description: 731 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Irving.

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As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, Homer Wells strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder, a man of rare compassion and an addiction  Read more...

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