The Hotel New Hampshire

May 1, 2001|
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they “dream on” in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Son of the Circus and A Prayer for Owen Meany.

JOHN IRVING was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. Mr. Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning once, in 1980, for his n...
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Title:The Hotel New Hampshire
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.91 in
Published:May 1, 2001
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676973839

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