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The Cider House Rules (Paperback)

by John Irving

“The Avengerization of Literature”: An Interview with Benjamin Percy 0

If people want to call my novel a literary horror novel, that’s fine. I know it makes them feel better in a neat-freaky sort of way. Like balling their socks and organizing them in a drawer according to color. But really, people, it doesn’t matter.

Collision Courses and Castration Anxiety: Rereading John Irving 11

I wondered if I was just too old for John Irving. Or maybe I’d been getting my nineteenth-century novel fix from soapy serials like Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Or maybe John Irving’s books just weren’t as good as they used to be. I decided to find out.

Most Anticipated: The Great 2012 Book Preview 83

At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.

Most Anticipated: Rounding Out 2009, An Epic Year for Books 26

Staff Picks: Winchester, Scrabble, Byron, Dumas, Irving, Christensen 0