The Cider House RulesPaperback - 1993
--The Boston Sunday Globe
"The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for. . . . The characters in John Irving's novel break all the rules, and yet they remain noble and free-spirited. Victims of tragedy, violence, and injustice, their lives seem more interesting and full of thought-provoking dilemmas than the lives of many real people."
--The Houston Post
"John Irving's sixth and best novel . . . He is among the very best storytellers at work today. At the base of Irving's own moral concerns is a rare and lasting regard for human kindness."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Entertaining and affecting . . . John Irving is the most relentlessly inventive writer around. He proliferates colorful incidents and crotchets of character. . . . A truly astounding amount of artistry and ingenuity."
--The San Diego Union
From Library Staff
“I have re-read The Great Gatsby and The Cider House Rules a lot. Few writers understood as well as Scott Fitzgerald the connection between class and culture and the human heart. Few writers give us characters as consistently idiosyncratic and eccentric as John Irving.”
—Chris Bohjalian, author... Read More »