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The Hotel New Hampshire (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

ISBN13: 9780345417954
ISBN: 034541795X
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.0
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published Date:
Pages: 432
Average Goodreads rating: 3.91/5 (736 ratings)

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.” So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they “dream on” in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River.