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The last chairlift / John Irving.


Adam goes to Aspen, where he was conceived, to learn the truth about his mother, a former slalom skier and ski instructor, and meets some ghosts, which are not the first or the last ones he sees. 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781501189272
  • Physical Description: 891 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition October 2022.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.
Subject: Family secrets > Fiction.
Spirits > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Children of single parents > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Birthfathers > Fiction.
Aspen (Colo.) > Fiction.
Exeter (N.H.) > Fiction.
Genre: Magic realist fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) FIC Irv (Text) 30210313157538 New Books Checked out 01/03/2023

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