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John Irving
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The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving's fourth novel and his first international bestseller. Irving's novels are now translated into thirty-five languages, and he has had nine international bestsellers.

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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $10.00

An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four... Read more >
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A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Bantam Classics Editions)

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by John Irving


Format: eBook, 976 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 9, 2010
Price: $5.99

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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by John Irving


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $4.99

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The 158-Pound Marriage

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $15.00

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The Cider House Rules
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 3, 1999
Price: $24.95

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 Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It... Read more >
Also available as a paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Cider House Rules

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $16.00

Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, this is 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 story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is... Read more >
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The Cider House Rules

Written by John Irving


Format: Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 9, 1994
Price: $7.99

"AN OLD-FASHIONED, BIG-HEARTED NOVEL . . . with its epic yearning caught in the 19th century, somewhere between Trollope and Twain . . . The rich detail makes for vintage Irving."
--The Boston Sunday Globe

"The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for. . . . The... Read more >
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The Fourth Hand

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $14.95

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The Fourth Hand

Written by John Irving


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Hotel New Hampshire

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $16.00

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The Hotel New Hampshire

Written by John Irving


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 30, 1995
Price: $7.99

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The Imaginary Girlfriend

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $15.00

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Last Night in Twisted River
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $17.00

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Last Night in Twisted River
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $12.99

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My Movie Business
A Memoir
Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $14.00

A New York Times Notable Book. In this memoir, novelist John Irving's recounts the process of turning his novel The Cider House Rules into a workable screenplay. After two producers, four directors, thirteen years, and countless rewrites, the movie version of Irving's acclaimed novel at last made it to the big... Read more >
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My Movie Business
A Memoir
Written by John Irving


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 20, 1999
Price: $9.99

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Setting Free the Bears

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $16.00

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A Son of the Circus

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $17.00

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A Son of the Circus

Written by John Irving


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $17.00

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Until I Find You
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 30, 2006
Price: $17.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Until I Find You
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: Hardcover, 848 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $27.95

“According to his mother, Jack Burns was an actor before he was an actor, but Jack’ s most vivid memories of childhood were those moments when he felt compelled to hold his mother’s hand. He wasn’t acting then.”

So begins John Irving’s eleventh novel, Until I Find You — the story of... Read more >
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Until I Find You
A Novel
Written by John Irving


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $12.99

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The Water-Method Man

Written by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 1997
Price: $15.00

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The Water-Method Man

Written by John Irving


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 13, 1990
Price: $7.99

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