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The Last Chairlift

John Irving, Jacques Roy (Read by), Raquel Beattie (Read by), Cassandra Campbell (Read by), Chris Henry Coffey (Read by), Piper Goodeve (Read by), Em Grosland (Read by), Aden Hakimi (Read by), Graham Halstead (Read by), Chanté McCormick (Read by), Natalie Naudus (Read by), Aida Reluzco (Read by), Pete Simonelli (Read by), Natasha Soudek (Read by), Travis Tonn (Read by), Erin Ruth Walker (Read by), Nancy Wu (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/17/2022)
Digital Audiobook (10/17/2022)
Digital Audiobook (10/17/2022)
Hardcover (10/18/2022)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/30/2022)


John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor.

Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren’t the first or the last ghosts he sees.

John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time—among them, The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules. A visionary voice on the subject of sexual tolerance, Irving is a bard of alternative families. In The Last Chairlift, listeners will once more be in his thrall.

Simon & Schuster Audio, 9781797111223

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

About the Author

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 1980, Mr. Irving won a National Book Award for his novel The World According to Garp. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person. An international writer, his novels have been translated into almost forty languages. His all-time bestselling novel, in every language, is A Prayer for Owen Meany. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, John Irving lives in Toronto.