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Berger, Thomas 1924-2014

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Most widely held works by Thomas Berger
Little big man by Thomas Berger( Book )

172 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional reminiscences of an 111-year-old man telling of his checkered career as plainsman, Indian scout, and squaw man and of his colorful acquaintances
The return of little big man by Thomas Berger( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only white man to survive the Battle of Little Bighorn, the Indian-raised Jack Cabb describes his subsequent adventures. He bodyguards saloon owner Wild Bill Hickock, rides in Europe with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show and acts as Sitting Bull's interpreter, witnessing his murder. A sequel to the 1964 Little Big Man
Arthur Rex : a legendary novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights of the Round Table live in ancient Britain but have contemporary concerns because Guinevere and the other women act liberated
Neighbors : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Earl Keese, a pudgy homeowner living on a dead-end road in the country. A younger couple moves in next door and begins to harass Earl in a fashion that is by turns sinister and fetching. Earl's reactions follow suit. Some moments in the 24-hours chronicled in Neighbors seem a blissful fantasy, while others seem a nightmare
Being invisible : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would-be novelist Fred Wagner has troubles. Tobegin with, he's stuck in a job with no future, writing smallparagraphs of hype for mail-order catalogues. Then his wife walks outon him, and his shrewish sister writes to him regularly to remind himwhat a failure he is--just in case he ever forgets. One day, while standing naked in front of a mirror, Fred slowlydisappears. He's still standing there, but there's no reflection inthe mirror. With practice he finds that he not only can becomeinvisible at will, but anything he touches will disappear too. Theopportunities and challenges of invisibility prove to be more complexthan Fred (or the reader) would have thought
Sneaky people : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fifteen-year-old son with a penchant for sex manuals, Buddy has decided to murder his wife and marry his mistress, Laverne, a robust blonde who cooks his favorite meal of fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and fried apples while wearing a short pink apron over black-lace step-ins and brassiere, long-gartered silk stockings, and platform shoes. The only problem is how to arrange the crime
The feud : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In THE FEUD Thomas Berger returns to the era and milieu that he knows best--small-town America in the 1930s. THE FEUD chronicles encounters, hostile and amorous, between members of the Bellers of Hornbeck and Bullards of Millville. The trouble begins when Dolf Beller, on an innocent mission for paint remover, chews an unlit cigar in Bud Bullard's hardware store, where no smoking is allowed. Within 24 hours the store burns down. Dolf's car blows up--and the feud begins
Reinhart's women : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinhart, a cook good enough to attract an offer of television fame, makes his way among the fair sex
Best friends : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since childhood, Sam Grandy and Roy Courtright have been best friends. They grew up in the same prosperous community, went to the same prep school, and later entered the same university. After Sam's father died, Roy's father looked after him. At one point Sam dated Roy's sister, Robin. As best friends, they share a close and loving bond, often stronger than the relationships other men share with their girlfriends, siblings, or wives." "But in the twenty years since their friendship began, their fundamental differences have become more apparent and their relationship has grown strained. More and more often they realize they are opposites - one a womanizer, the other a devoted husband; one careless with money, the other frugal; one independent, the other needy. Do these differences threaten their friendship - or are the dissimilarities what make it possible? Can they escape the ties of their past, or are they intrinsically bound until death?" "When Sam's health begins to falter, he draws Roy into his life again - and into a chain of deceit, sex, delusion, death, and love such as only a best friend could."--Jacket
Vital parts : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

48 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlo Reinhart, now a 44-year-old liberal, has found himself to be merely a vague shadow of the young man he once was. Kicked out of the house by his wife and hated by his son, Carlo's daughter is naive and helpless. Bob Sweet, a high school acquaintance for whom success has become a habit walks into his life. The story is both humorous and pathetic
Who is Teddy Villanova? by Thomas Berger( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Teddy Villanova? His corpse keeps turning up in various locations and Wren is under suspicion. He clears himself and races off to track down the ubiquitous but invisible Villanova
Regiment of women; a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bizarre sex role reversal novel in the world of the future where feminism has run completely amuck. Boys are raised to be passive and girls are raised to be tough, mean, and aggressive. The women of this world have taken on the superficial characteristics of men. They are parodies of men as the men are of women. They must use dildos on their boy-slaves in order to luxuriate in their absolute domination of them. Sex is presented as power. The main character of the novel is the completely feminized male secretary Goergie Cornell, who dresses and acts like a woman, and has major psychological problems. The book serves as a warning for those who wish to defy nature and try to "masculinize" women
The houseguest : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and French and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Burgoyne appears to be the perfect houseguest, but the Graves family is soon threatened by their mysterious visitor, who discovers their darkest secrest and about whom no one knows anything
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Meeting evil : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Felton, prototypical husband, father of two, and real-estate salesman, is interrupted while eating breakfast by a disturbing stranger who asks for his help with a stalled car. John's assent, an automatic if grudging gesture of politeness, quickly leads him into a string of disastrous events, including a tabloid-worthy crime spree in which he is an unwitting accomplice to robbery, kidnapping, arson, and murder. More unnerving still is the stranger's stonyfaced, near-convincing contention that each barbarous crime is an act of kindness and protectiveness.--jacket
Changing the past : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Berger, master of genre bending, explores the age old question: What if you could change your entire life?"Berger has a real gift for using absurdity to reveal the core of our humanity. Those willing to spend a few hours in his Twilight Zone will come away the richer. Highly recommended."--Library JournalWith a loving wife and son, a successful job as chief copy-editor, and a schedule all his own, Walter Hunsicker is happy with his existence. But into each life some rain must fall. Taking shelter from a heavy storm with a stranger, Walter confesses there are small things he wouldn't mind changing about himself. He'd like more money, a little less monotony, and maybe a new name. Something like Jack Kellog. The stranger, possessing a power unfathomable to Walter, eagerly makes his wish a reality. Walter doesn't walk back into the rain, but into another life. As rich, womanizing, slumlord Jack Kellog, he shocks himself so much that he tracks the stranger down and asks for his life back before the day's through. But once the stranger agrees to end his experiment, Hunsicker returns home to devastating news. His son has AIDS, and is beyond treatment. Desperate to spare his family and himself this cruel fate, Walter leaps into new lives. Comedian, writer, radio psychologist: Are any of the new Jack Kellogs enough to escape Walter Hunsicker's grief?
Suspects : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officers Moody and LeBeau investigate the killing of a woman and her three-year-old daughter in their home. One suspect, the husband, is quickly written off as he was in a motel entertaining the wife of his boss. But his brother is another matter. By the author of Little Big Man
Reinhart in love by Thomas Berger( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic adventure of a lumpish G.I. after World War II as student, as lover, and as head of a sewer construction company
Killing time; a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Berger breaks all the rules in this detective story that's less who-done-it, and more why-done-it. Meet Joseph Detweiler-a polite, sincere, and thoughtful murderer. He believes in living in the moment, it's just that every moment comes at a price. So when he murders Billie Bayson, her mother, and a boarder in their home on Christmas Eve, he really means no harm. He's also not the first suspect. As the police delve into the sordid private lives of the Bayson family in the aftermath of this horrific event, seeking the real killer, Detweiler befriends Tierney, a detective assigned to the case. But as details of the case unravel, so does the chilling truth about Detweiler. He has not just committed the murder at hand. He believes he's performed a kindness to Billie and to himself. In his mind, he has freed her from life, and himself from the flow of time. Can Detective Tierney live with knowing the killer was right under his nose?
Orrie's story : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Berger puts his signature spin on the Greek myth ORESTEIA in this brilliant story set in small-town America. When Augie leaves to join the army, it's the first time his family sees him as anything but a waste of space. Not too worried about the kids and fairly certain his wife is having an affair, Augie pulls up his bootstraps and enlists. Years later, Augie returns a war hero. With his pictures on the wall at the local bar and medals adorning his army uniform, he's welcomed home with arms wide open by the locals. His wife, however, is a different matter entirely. She wasn't counting on Augie coming back, ever. Hatching a plan with Augie's cousin, E.G., the two do the unthinkable. Planning to electrocute him and make it look like an accident, the two murder Augie in his own home, hoping to get rid of him and take his pension. At the wrong place at the wrong time, Augie's daughter Ellie finds out about everything. Enraged, she immediately accosts her brother Orrie on his visit from college, demanding revenge. What ensues is a tale truly worthy of the tragedy it is based on. Secrets are revealed and trusts are betrayed that change a family's fate forever
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The return of little big man
The return of little big manNeighbors : a novelSneaky people : a novelBest friends : a novelThe houseguest : a novelMeeting evil : a novelSuspects : a novel
Alternative Names
Berger, Thomas 1924-

Berger, Thomas écrivain américain

Berger Thomas Louis

Berger, Thomas Louis 1924-2014

Thomas Berger Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas Berger amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Berger amerikansk författare

Thomas Berger amerikansk skribent

Thomas Berger écrivain américain

Thomas Berger escritor estadounidense

Thomas Berger Novelist

Thomas Berger scrittore statunitense

Бергер, Томас

Томас Бергер

Թոմաս Բերգեր ամերիկացի գրող

ברגר, תומס 1924-2014

توماس بيرغر

トーマス・バーガー (小説家)

バーガー, トマス