Books by Tim Tharp

MOJO by Tim Tharp
Released: April 9, 2013

"Flawless fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
An Oklahoma City high school loser becomes an amateur detective. Read full book review >
BADD by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Absorbing and redemptive. (Fiction. YA)"
Alcohol, weed, fighting and sex are par for the course for Ceejay, except sex is not a big thing personally. Read full book review >
THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"The story loses steam as its shock value dissipates, and ultimately the booze ends up having more bang than the book. (Fiction. YA)"
It won't take long for readers to deduce that Sutter Keely, the dreamless, ne'er-do-well protagonist of Tharp's third novel for teens, is a bona fide alcoholic with a misled heart of gold. Read full book review >
KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY by Tim Tharp
FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"However, this intriguing work demands an audience. (Fiction. YA)"
The Kennishaw Knights personify Oklahoma hill country, where guys play football, drink beer, talk about sex (but not love), and players seek local immortality by achieving a fifth straight undefeated season. Read full book review >
FALLING DARK by Tim Tharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Badly organized and far too loose, but Tharp's debut has a poignancy and grace that gets it over the bumps on its way: Worth a look."
A rambling but interesting debut (winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize) about a troubled family that comes under the influence of a drifter and his drug-dealing boss. Read full book review >