Search Results: "Tom Perrotta"


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THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"There's even a happy ending of sorts, as characters adapt and keep going, fortified by the knowledge that they 'were more than the sum of what had been taken from' them."
A bestselling novelist returns with his most ambitious book to date. Read full book review >

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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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JOE COLLEGE by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Another perfectly pitched, subversively hilarious chronicle of prolonged adolescence from the author of, most recently, Election (1998). Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHILDREN by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"An accomplished comic novelist extends his range brilliantly. Perrotta's best."
Several unstable marriages and a convicted pedophile's presence in a quiet suburban community ignite a complex, fast-moving plot. Read full book review >

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THE WISHBONES by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"And it'll make a terrific movie."
A funny and charming first novel from the author of a highly acclaimed collection of linked short stories, Bad Haircut (1994). Read full book review >

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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As deeply satisfying and insidiously disturbing as the author's longer fiction."
The acclaimed novelist displays perfect tonal pitch in this story collection, as nobody explores the darker sides of suburbia with a lighter touch. Read full book review >

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THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Ruefully humorous and tenderly understanding of human folly: the most mature, accomplished work yet from this deservedly bestselling author."
Sex education, soccer and Christian fundamentalism make strange bedfellows in Perrotta's shrewd yet compassionate fifth novel. Read full book review >

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MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

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ELECTION by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1998

"It's a done deal that Matthew Broderick will play Mr. M. in the forthcoming film, and that Perrotta's well-deserved success will undoubtedly enable him to write better novels than this one—perhaps even another as good as The Wishbones. (Film rights to MTV Films/Paramount)"
Perrotta's delightful first novel, The Wishbones (1997), and a preceding story collection, Bad Haircut (1994), observed with wry and hilarious wit the agonies of growing up (and also of refusing to) in suburban New Jersey in the 1970s. Read full book review >