BABEL | John Irving
Just Buffalo Literary Center presents
BABEL featuring John Irving
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Doors open & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m.
Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with literary legend John Irving who will talk about his creative process, the life of a writer, as well as his award-winning novel, The Cider House Rules.
Season Subscriptions include a ticket for all (4) of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL 2023-24 events.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“It is impossible to imagine the American—or international—literary landscape without John Irving…. He is as close as one gets to a contemporary Dickens in the scope of his celebrity and the level of his achievement.” —TIME
JOHN IRVING has written fifteen novels over the course of his prolific career, the majority of which have been international bestsellers. He has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time—among them The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942, his books explore themes of sexual difference and sexual intolerance, inequalities and discrimination.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud’s, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the story of Dr. Larch’s favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
“Superb in scope and originality, a novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.”—Joseph Heller