The cider house rules : a novel

Irving, John, 1942-

New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.

621 p. ; 21 cm.

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First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel 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. This is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.



1 copy available at Van Meter Public Library


978-0-345-41794-7 (pbk.)

LC Call No:

PS3559.R8 C5 2009

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 22


Irving, John, 1942-


The cider house rules : a novel / John Irving.


Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.


New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.


621 p. ; 21 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p [605]-313).


Young men--Maine--Fiction.








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