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A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving

Label
A widow for one year : a novel
Title
A widow for one year
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Door in the floor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A girl discovers her mother in bed with a teenage boy and later the mother abandons her. Meanwhile, her father is seducing young girls. So begins the story of Ruth Cole, a famous writer struggling to overcome childhood traumas and find love
Summary
Chronicles the life of a complex, abrasive woman born in the shadow of her siblings' deaths and her parents' adultery, who only finds love after motherhood and widowhood
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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035738
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
W53 1998
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving
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Publication
Contents
  • Eddie Is Bored--and Horny, Too
  • The Door in the Floor
  • A Masturbating Machine
  • Come Hither ...
  • The Pawn
  • Ruth's Right Eye
  • Dumping Mrs. Vaughn
  • Why Panic at Ten O'Clock in the Morning?
  • How the Writer's Assistant Became a Writer
  • Something Almost Biblical
  • First Sentences: An Introduction to A Widow for One Year
  • The Authority of the Written Word
  • A Motherless Child
  • The Leg
  • Working for Mr. Cole
  • Leaving Long Island
  • Fall 1990
  • Eddie at Forty-Eight
  • Ruth at Thirty-Six
  • The Red and Blue Air Mattress
  • Allan at Fifty-Four
  • John Irving
  • Hannah at Thirty-Five
  • Ted at Seventy-Seven
  • Ruth Remembers Learning to Drive
  • Two Drawers
  • Pain in an Unfamiliar Place
  • Ruth Gives Her Father a Driving Lesson
  • A Widow for the Rest of Her Life
  • Ruth's Diary, and Selected Postcards
  • The First Meeting
  • Ruth Changes Her Story
  • Summer 1958
  • Not a Mother, Not Her Son
  • The Moleman
  • Followed Home from the Flying Food Circus
  • Chapter One
  • Missing Persons
  • The Standoff
  • Ruth's First Wedding
  • Fall 1995
  • The Civil Servant
  • The Reader
  • The Inadequate Lamp Shade
  • The Prostitute's Daughter
  • Sergeant Hoekstra Finds His Witness
  • In Which Eddie O'Hare Falls in Love Again
  • Mrs. Cole
  • Better Than Being in Paris with a Prostitute
  • In Which Eddie and Hannah Fail to Reach an Agreement
  • A Happy Couple, Their Two Unhappy Friends
  • Marion at Seventy-Six
  • Summer Job
  • A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound
  • Unhappy Mothers
  • Marion, Waiting
Control code
81566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xiv, 537 p.
Isbn
9780375501371
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97049166
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37955786
  • (OCoLC)37955786
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving
Link
Publication
Contents
  • Eddie Is Bored--and Horny, Too
  • The Door in the Floor
  • A Masturbating Machine
  • Come Hither ...
  • The Pawn
  • Ruth's Right Eye
  • Dumping Mrs. Vaughn
  • Why Panic at Ten O'Clock in the Morning?
  • How the Writer's Assistant Became a Writer
  • Something Almost Biblical
  • First Sentences: An Introduction to A Widow for One Year
  • The Authority of the Written Word
  • A Motherless Child
  • The Leg
  • Working for Mr. Cole
  • Leaving Long Island
  • Fall 1990
  • Eddie at Forty-Eight
  • Ruth at Thirty-Six
  • The Red and Blue Air Mattress
  • Allan at Fifty-Four
  • John Irving
  • Hannah at Thirty-Five
  • Ted at Seventy-Seven
  • Ruth Remembers Learning to Drive
  • Two Drawers
  • Pain in an Unfamiliar Place
  • Ruth Gives Her Father a Driving Lesson
  • A Widow for the Rest of Her Life
  • Ruth's Diary, and Selected Postcards
  • The First Meeting
  • Ruth Changes Her Story
  • Summer 1958
  • Not a Mother, Not Her Son
  • The Moleman
  • Followed Home from the Flying Food Circus
  • Chapter One
  • Missing Persons
  • The Standoff
  • Ruth's First Wedding
  • Fall 1995
  • The Civil Servant
  • The Reader
  • The Inadequate Lamp Shade
  • The Prostitute's Daughter
  • Sergeant Hoekstra Finds His Witness
  • In Which Eddie O'Hare Falls in Love Again
  • Mrs. Cole
  • Better Than Being in Paris with a Prostitute
  • In Which Eddie and Hannah Fail to Reach an Agreement
  • A Happy Couple, Their Two Unhappy Friends
  • Marion at Seventy-Six
  • Summer Job
  • A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound
  • Unhappy Mothers
  • Marion, Waiting
Control code
81566
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xiv, 537 p.
Isbn
9780375501371
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97049166
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37955786
  • (OCoLC)37955786

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