The Cider House Rules

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Publisher Description

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 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 never adopted.

“A novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.” —Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Mariner Books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

john harbour ,

an excellent read

i have been reading irving novels since seeing “the world according to garp”— i eventually went back and read the first three novels “setting free the bears” (personal favorite), “the water-method man” and “the 158-pound marriage”— his books are not light reading— he obviously puts a lot into his research and writing and the reader should be willing to do their part— after several tries across decades, “last night in twisted river” had me pulling the rest of my hair out as his characters traveled back and forth across the north-east but it was worth it at the end of the book— “the cider house rules” was the same— a second read of this book and i did not remember a lot of the story— like many of his books this one also comments to me of my own actions, thoughts and beliefs across the decades—

kanncook ,

Something, please, happen…

About 1/4 thru book that seems endless. Odd incidents depicting odd values, repetitive & strung together in a way that moves the story forward at a plodding pace. I don’t usually leave a book unfinished but I am putting this dying dog down

Ozcrome ,

Loved It.

I absolutely loved the movie, which was my introduction to this book. I soon learned of several plot lines that the movie omitted, most likely to focus on the core plot lines. Overall, this is a enjoyable novel that I couldn’t put down by the time I reached the last few chapters.

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