The Hotel New Hampshire

The Hotel New Hampshire

Paperback - 1995 | Reissue
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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.
"Like Garp, [THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE] is a startlingly original family saga that combines macabre humor with Dickensian sentiment and outrage at cruelty, dogmatism and injustice."
"Rejoice! John Irving has written another book according to your world....You must read this book."
--Los Angeles Times
"Spellbinding...Intensely human...A high-wire act of dazzling virtuosity."
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1995.
Edition: Reissue
ISBN: 9780345400475
Characteristics: pages
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.5 28.0 121262.


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Aug 19, 2015

A classic ! John Irving has such a wealth of characters whose names I can still remember after more than 20 years. His imagination has no limits and even the most bizarre situations are pretty credible. I love this man.

Jun 22, 2015

What a great story. Love the characters.

Jun 18, 2011

A good story and cast of characters brought together by one talented author in John Irving. Sex, violence, and bears? This one is a personal classic.

Nov 22, 2009

Poignant and bittersweet. Characters that you want to embrace. Too bad the movie version was a disappointment.


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