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  • A Prayer for Owen Meanyby John Irving

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    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 friends—are playing... more...

  • A Widow for One Yearby John Irving

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 6.99

    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 meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's... more...

  • My Movie Businessby John Irving

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 16.00

    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 John Irving... more...

  • Last Night in Twisted Riverby John Irving

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County—to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto—pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone... more...

  • A Son of the Circusby John Irving

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.98

    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 misfits--coming... more...

  • The Fourth Handby John Irving

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    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 renowned... more...

  • Mozart's Piano Sonatasby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    An examination of Mozart's piano sonatas, showing them to be a microcosm of the composer's changing style. more...

  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • In One Personby John Irving

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 5.99

    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 of a 2013 Lambda... more...

  • Trying To Save Piggy Sneedby John Irving

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    In a spirited opening piece, John Irving explains how he became a writer. There follow six scintillating stories written over the past twenty years, inlcuding The Pension Grillparzer , previously only to be found inside The World According to Garp , and now given its first independent airing. more...