Search Results: "Tom Perrotta"


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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 >

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BAD HAIRCUT by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1994

"A balanced humorous and sometimes poignant collection, that, despite its strengths, may be more for the Sassy set than for that of the New Yorker."
Alternately light and moving, Bad Haircut is a first collection of short stories about a boy growing up in Darwin, New Jersey, during the '70s and early '80s. 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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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012 by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A selection that should please readers who love the traditional pleasures of storytelling, through voices that are thoroughly contemporary."
A typically strong selection, though this year's offerings are less international in setting and more often realistic than in some recent years. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Cheers of 'STOOKY!' will rise when Origami Yoda answers 'The End?' with 'Way No!' (Graphic fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
Is Principal Rabbski the evil Empress of FunTime or the Origami Rebel Alliance's only hope? Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >