Summary/Annotation -> It is the middle of the twentieth century, and in a home economics program at a prominent university, real babies are being used to teach mothering skills to young women. For a young man raised in these unlikely circumstances, finding real love and learning to trust will prove to be the work of a lifetime. In this captivating novel, bestselling author Lisa Grunwald gives us the sweeping tale of an irresistible hero and the many women who love him.
From his earliest days as a "practice baby" through his adult adventures in 1960s New York City, Disney's Burbank studios, and the delirious world of the Beatles' London, Henry remains handsome, charming, universally adored-and never entirely accessible to the many women he conquers but can never entirely trust.
Filled with unforgettable characters, settings, and action, The Irresistible Henry House portrays the cultural tumult of the mid-twentieth century even as it explores the inner tumult of a young man trying to transcend a damaged childhood. For it is not until Henry House comes face-to-face with the real truths of his past that he finds a chance for real love.
01394cam a22003618a 4500
100127s2010 nyu 000 1 eng
$a 9781400063000 (hbk.) : $c $25.00
$a 201210261506 $b mzheng $c 201002111425 $d mhenry $c 201002041121 $d gbasu $y 201001271122 $z jlin $w AFFeb10.dat $x 33
$a DLC $c DLC $d DLC
$a 813/.54 $2 22
$a FIC Grunwald
$a Grunwald, Lisa.
$a The irresistible Henry House : $b a novel / $c Lisa Grunwald.
$a 1st ed.
$a New York : $b Random House, $c 2010.
$a 412 p. ; $c 25 cm.
$a Cared for in a series of temporary homes where young women are taught mothering skills, winsome orphan toddler Henry captures the hearts of program director Martha and each of his temporary mothers while hoping for a permanent home.
$a A Feb10
$a Women teachers $v Fiction.
$a Attachment behavior $v Fiction.
$a Orphans $v Fiction.
$a Home economics $v Fiction.
$2 BISAC $a FICTION / General
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