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Kraft, Eric

Overview
Works: 58 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 4,283 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Frame stories  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.R22, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Eric Kraft
 
Most widely held works by Eric Kraft
Herb 'n' Lorna : a love story by Eric Kraft( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herb Piper lives with his clever and vivacious wife, Lorna, in the tranquil, seaside Long Island town of Babbington. Herb sells Studebakers, putters in his basement, fancies himself an inventor, and struggles against his habit of making bad investments. Bright afternoons and well-tended lawns fill the couple's quiet, unassuming life, the very picture of Norman Rockwell's America. But Herb and Lorna have concealed from each other a pair of curious secrets, deceptions at the heart of a marriage that register the delightful, universal mystique of human sexuality--Publisher's description
Inflating a dog : the story of Ella's lunch launch by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Long Island, Ella LeRoy enlists her son and his friend in a scheme to turn an old clamboat into a cruising vessel
Reservations recommended by Eric Kraft( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do you stop? : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (continued) by Eric Kraft( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Peter Leroy, of Babbington, Long Island, "Clam Capital of America." He's a middle-aged dreamer who sits at a computer in a room in an old hotel, revising his childhood. In Where Do You Stop? Peter writes about his eleven-year-old self, just entering adolescence and just beginning to ponder life's big questions. When young Peter begins junior high school, he meets for the first time the black kids who come from a part of Babbington where there are no sidewalks, and he must evaluate his father's opinion that having no sidewalks is the way black people like it. Peter has to deal with his consuming passion for Ariane, the sultry older sister of his best friend, and he must figure out what to make of his beautiful new science teacher, Miss Rheingold, who is entranced by quantum theorist Werner Heisenberg and intoxicated by uncertainty. Miss Rheingold's style is discontinuity. After showing her charges an educational film featuring a zippy little character called Quanto the Minimum, she proposes that Peter and his group answer - in any way they see fit and with no deadline - the question "Where do you stop?" It's an interesting question: Where do things stop? At a subatomic level, where does your body stop and the air around it begin? At what point does society divide us into white and black? How late can you turn in a science project that has no due date? At what point does lemonade added to beer make the perfect shandy? And, perhaps most puzzling of all: When a car depreciates, where exactly does the lost value, formerly a part of the car, go? These are life's big questions. The answers - hilarious, profound, totally original - are in Eric Kraft's Where Do You Stop?, which is Peter's science report, finished at last after more than thirty years. Completing Miss Rheingold's assignment takes Peter into an investigation of the edges of things, of frames and borders, continuity and discontinuity, and the tribal isolation of people who think of themselves in terms of their membership in a group. Where Do You Stop? is a book about an endearing little boy, depreciation, ontology, epistemology, Zwischenraum, Miss Rheingold's legs, fantastic contraptions, and much, much more - and it's the first book that makes quantum physics wacky fun
Leaving Small's Hotel by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island off New York, the struggling hotelier, Peter Leroy, resorts to reading his memoirs to drum up business. At the rate of one chapter a night, guests at Small's Hotel can listen to Leroy's youthful adventures and his ascent to middle age
Flying by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy
Little follies : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (so far) by Eric Kraft( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home with the Glynns : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (continued) by Eric Kraft( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Long Island in the 1950s the sexual initiation of Peter Leroy, a 12-year-old, at the hands of Margot and Martha Glynn, 13-year-old twin sisters out to have some fun. A lighthearted romp through the world of children playing adult games. By the author of What a Piece of Work I Am
Taking off by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to fly to New Mexico, Peter builds an aerocycle with the help of his friends and a schematic from a favorite magazine, Impractical Craftsman. Actually, Peter never gets off the ground, but there's no rush. This is the taxiing start of an airborne trilogy, and Peter is a delightfully meandering narrator, interspersing memories and anecdotes with musings over the nature of nostalgia and the imagination, the cosmic aspects of a junkyard, and various matters mythological and lexicological
Passionate spectator by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a piece of work I am : a confabulation by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After high school, Ariane Lodkochnikov worked as a waitress in a clam bar. It was a job but not a life, so one day she took off her goofy clam hat and quit. She couldn't have guessed then that her life would take her so far from her home in Babbington, Long Island. What a Piece of Work I Am is the story of her extraordinary career and the process of self-creation that it both requires and inspires. Like a thread through a labyrinth, her story takes many a strange turn
On the wing by Eric Kraft( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenager Peter Leroy describes his solo flight to New Mexico and back in the aerocycle he had built in his parents' garage, while, in parallel chapters, an adult Leroy details his odyssey with his wife to retrace his original trip
The personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy : a serial novel by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy : a serial novel by Eric Kraft by Eric Kraft( )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet miseries : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (so far) by Eric Kraft( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qué estupenda soy! : una confabulación by Eric Kraft( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the Bolotomy by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do clams bite? by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fox and the clam by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My mother takes a tumble by Eric Kraft( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Inflating a dog : the story of Ella's lunch launch
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Inflating a dog : the story of Ella's lunch launchReservations recommendedWhere do you stop? : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (continued)Leaving Small's HotelFlyingLittle follies : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (so far)At home with the Glynns : the personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy (continued)Taking off