158-Pound Marriage, The

158-Pound Marriage, The

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My wife, Utchka (whose name I some time ago shortened to Utch), could teach patience to a time bomb. More info →
Cider House Rules, The

Cider House Rules, The

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In the hospital of the orphanage- the boys' division at St. Clouds, Maine- two nurses were in charge of naming the new babies and ckecking that their little penises were healing from the obligatory circumcision. More info →
Prayer for Owen Meany, A

Prayer for Owen Meany, A

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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice -- not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian More info →
Setting Free the Bears

Setting Free the Bears

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I could find him every noon, sitting on a bench in the Rathaus Park with a small, fat bag of hothouse radishes in his lap and a bottle of beer in one hand. More info →
World According to Garp, The

World According to Garp, The

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Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theatre. More info →