The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/07/1986
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'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home.'Homer Wells' odyssey begins among the apple orchards of rural Maine. As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, he strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder - a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether. What he learns from Wilbur takes him from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to an adult life running a cider-making factory and a strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend...

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552992046
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Weight: 498g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 35 mm

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The Cider House Rules
Too long and too gritty
I found this book a real slog to get through. Don't get me wrong I like long books, but this one was just painful to read. The characters were unsympatheti... READ MORE
Mary Stagg
The Cider House Rules
I prefer the film!
The film adaption was excellent and I have watched it several times and was expecting the book to be as good. I was sorely disappointed. This was just not ... READ MORE
Helen Gough
The Cider House Rules
Classic Irving
Some while since I read this, but felt compelled to counter a couple of one star reviews. This is full of the complexity that makes Irving one of the great... READ MORE
Graham Townsend