Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (Paperback)

By John Irving

Ballantine Books, 9780345404749, 464pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 1997

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Description

Here is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated.To open this spirited collection, Irving explains how he became a writer.There follow six scintillating stories written over the last twenty years ending with a homage to Charles Dickens.This irresistible collection cannot fail to delight and charm.


About the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules--a film with seven Academy Award nominations.


Praise For Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

"An absolute must." --London Free Press

"His characters delight, their situations intrigue and the world takes on new and meaningful hues." --Peterborough Examiner

"Hilarious.  Highly enjoyable stories with zany plots and unforgettable characters, made all the more readable by Irving's silky smooth prose." --The Independent


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