My 10 Favorite Books: John Irving - The New York Times

My 10 Favorite Books: John Irving

The writer shares the titles he’d most want with him on a desert island.

Parentless Homer Wells lives in an orphanage. He bides his time "being of use" to the director, Dr. Wilbur Larch, who has sworn off romantic love, choosing instead to offer refuge to unwed mothers, then raising their orphaned babies until adoption. When it becomes clear that Homer will never be adopted, Wilbur trains him as "an obstetrician" to help future unwed mothers, eventually coming to love Homer like a son. LKR

Raised from birth in the orphanage at St. Cloud's, Maine, Homer Wells has become the protege of Dr. Wilbur Larch, its physician and direc.

Book Review: The Fourth Hand by John Irving

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An interview with John Irving on LAST NIGHT IN TWISTED RIVER

I'm a huge John Irving fan, but I haven't read his latest book yet. The only book I couldn't get through was "Setting Free the Bears".

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Ursula Le Guin reacts to being called a sci-fi writer: "I'm not. I'm a novelist and poet. Don't shove me into your damn pigeonhole, where I don't fit, because I'm all over. My tentacles are coming out of the pigeonhole in all directions." Paris Review Art of Fiction issue 2013

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221

This beautifully designed beachfront property by Studio John Irving is the ultimate summer spot on Waiheke Island.

This beautifully designed beachfront property on Waiheke Island shuns too much interest from passersbys by striking a balance between public and private