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Set among the apple orchards of rural Maine, it is a peverse world in which Homer Wells' odyssey begins. As the oldest unadopted offspring at St ...Show synopsisSet among the apple orchards of rural Maine, it is a peverse world in which Homer Wells' odyssey begins. As the oldest unadopted offspring at St Cloud's orphanage, he learns about the skills which, one way or another, help young and not-so-young women, from Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder -- a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether.Dr Larch loves all his orphans, especically Homer Wells. It is Homer's story we follow, from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to his adult life running a cider-making factory and his strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with...Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Description:Fair. Acceptable only cover-very sad. Interior pages good ++...Fair. Acceptable only cover-very sad. Interior pages good ++-all clean and a fine reading copy. We are not only impatient and ship immediately, but we also sprinkle a little JOY on each order!
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. This stated First Trade Edition...Very good in good dust jacket. This stated First Trade Edition hardcover is as new with pretty brown and tan boards with gold gilt 100%. Tight with NO marks, writing or bent pages. Dust jacket has edgewear, light soiling, crease on front and one chip... Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Very Good in very good jacket. 560 pages; light edge wear to...Very Good in very good jacket. 560 pages; light edge wear to jacket; Wilbur Larch is an abortionist at St. Cloud's orphanage who, in addition to doing his job humanely and conscientiously, struggles with his relationship with his apprentice and adopted son, Homer Wells. The debate over abortion is an important aspect of this novel, in which both sides are presented with sympathy.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. 1999. Hardback. Fine. First Edition....Fine in fine dust jacket. 1999. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. Authors sixth book. Basis for the movie with the same name. Book is prtected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
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