The Irresistible Henry House

The Irresistible Henry House

By Lisa Grunwald

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410425829, 611pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010


In the middle of the twentieth century, in a home economics program at a prominent university, orphaned babies are used to teach mothering skills to young women. These "practice babies," are handed off from one mother-in-training to the next, usually staying in a "practice house" for a few years before being sent to adoptive families. For Henry House, the first practice baby to stay on at the university, finding love and learning to trust prove to be the work of a lifetime.

About the Author
Lisa Grunwald is the author of the novels "Whatever Makes You Happy, New Year's Eve, The Theory of Everything," and "Summer," She is a former magazine editor.
Stephen J. Adler is editor in chief of "Business Week" magazine and author of "The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom." Grunwald and Adler live with their two children in New York City.

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