Cider House Rules (Irving)

The Cider House Rules
John Irving, 1985
Random House
640 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780345417947

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 is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. (From the publisher.)

The 1999 film version stars Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron.

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