Novels by John Irving (Study Guide): The World According to Garp, the Cider House Rules, a Prayer for Owen Meany, the Hotel New Hampshire

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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The World According to Garp, the Cider House Rules, a Prayer for Owen Meany, the Hotel New Hampshire, Last Night in Twisted River, a Widow for One Year, the 158-Pound Marriage, the Water-Method Man, the Fourth Hand, Until I Find You, Setting Free the Bears, a Son of the Circus. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: A Prayer for Owen Meany ...
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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The World According to Garp, the Cider House Rules, a Prayer for Owen Meany, the Hotel New Hampshire, Last Night in Twisted River, a Widow for One Year, the 158-Pound Marriage, the Water-Method Man, the Fourth Hand, Until I Find You, Setting Free the Bears, a Son of the Circus. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: A Prayer for Owen Meany is a novel by American writer John Irving, first published in 1989. It tells the story of John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany growing up together in a small New England town during the 1950-60s. Owen is a remarkable boy in many ways; he believes himself to be God's instrument and journeys on a truly extraordinary path. The story is narrated by John Wheelwright, a former citizen of New Hampshire, USA who has become a voluntary exile from the United States (having settled in Toronto, Canada and taken on Canadian citizenship). The story is narrated in two interwoven timeframes. The first timeframe is the perspective of John in the present day (1987). The second (much larger) timeframe is John's memories of the past, growing up in New Hampshire in the 1950s and 1960s alongside his best friend, Owen Meany. The present-day John works as an English teacher at the Bishop Strachan private girls' school in Toronto. He is a committed Christian (attending the Anglican Church), with a strong but important sense of right and wrong and an abiding, obsessive anger with the actions and attitude of America. The latter haunts him to intense degree; and he is known to his Canadian friends and associates as a fussy bachelor who cannot entirely embrace the Canadian identity that he has chosen (Some of them also suspect him of being homosexual, although the truth is that he has never lost his virginity). He engages in frequent an...http://booksllc.net/?l=en
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  • ISBN-13: 9781155241968
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/2/2010
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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