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Hedges, Peter

Overview
Works: 91 works in 471 publications in 12 languages and 14,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Actor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Film editor, Speaker, fmd, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PS3558.E3165, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Hedges
 
Most widely held works by Peter Hedges
About a boy by Nick Hornby( Visual )

62 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up
What's eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert lives in Endora, a place where nothing happens. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife, Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother, and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing will ever change, a pretty stranger arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break
The odd life of Timothy Green by Jennifer Garner( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears
Dan in real life by Peter Hedges( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie
Pieces of April( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film
What's eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming-of-age of a 24-year-old grocery clerk who has spent his entire life in an Iowa town with a population of 1091
The Heights by Peter Hedges( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loving marriage of Tim and Kate is unexpectedly challenged by their efforts to retain normalcy, the unsolicited attentions of a society newcomer, and an unsettling secret
An ocean in Iowa by Peter Hedges( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destruction of a family through the eyes of a seven-year-old. Scotty Ocean is confused by his mother's frequent disappearances and when she finally abandons the family he turns nasty. The result is drama
The Heights by Peter Hedges( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Welch is a popular history teacher at the Montague Academy, an exclusive private school in Brooklyn Heights. As he says, "I was an odd-looking, gawky kid but I like to think my rocky start forced me to develop empathy, kindness, and a tendency to be enthusiastic. All of this, I'm now convinced, helped in my quest to be worthy of Kate Oliver." Now, Kate is not inherently ordinary. But she aspires to be. She stays home with their two young sons in a modest apartment trying desperately to become the parent she never had. They are seemingly the last middle-class family in the Heights, whose world is turned upside down by Anna Brody, the new neighbor who moves into the most expensive brownstone in Brooklyn, sending the local society into a tailspin. Anna is not only beautiful and wealthy; she's also mysterious. And for reasons Kate doesn't quite understand, even as all the Range Rover-driving moms jockey for invitations into Anna's circle, Anna sets her sights on Kate and Tim and brings them into her world
A map of the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alice and Howard Goodwin move to rural Wisconsin, they are suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple." The situation worsens when the girl Alice is babysitting drowns, and she is wrongfully charged with sexual abuse of one of the students at the school. In prison awaiting her trial, Alice finds the will and strength to find a new balance, and a new connection to herself and her loved ones
About a boy : the shooting script by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of April : the shooting script by Peter Hedges( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written over a period of three years, picked up and shut down three times before it was finally "greenlit," Pieces of April became a Sundance Film Festival 2003 favorite, capturing the attention of critics, festival moviegoers, and a record sale to distributor United Artists. Marking the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter and novelist Peter Hedges, the movie stars Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, and Derek Luke, with Sean Hayes and Oliver Platt."--BOOK JACKET
Little sister( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nun Colleen has avoided all contact with her family until her mother emails her that her brother has returned home. She returns home to Asheville, North Carolina and finds her goth-inspired bedroom just as she had left it. Despite her parents being happy to see her, unease and awkwardness abound. Her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq War. During Colleen's visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR
Dan in real life : the shooting script by Pierce Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie."
Baby Anger by Peter Hedges( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oregon and other short plays by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good as new by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brutal comedy on the secrets people keep
Imagining Brad ; and, the Valerie of now by Peter Hedges( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Brad: The action takes place in Nashville, where two women meet after church and strike up a conversation. One is Dana Sue Kaye, a brassy, voluble bleach-blonde, who chatters on about her wonderful, perfect husband - her high school sweetheart and the "best looking man in Tennessee." The other is Brad's wife (Valerie, grown), a shy, soft-spoken newlywed who has just moved down from Philadelphia and is as close-mouthed about her husband as Dana Sue is forthcoming about hers
Gilbert Grape irgendwo in Iowa by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Kleinstadt, irgendwo in Iowa. Gilbert Grape träumt von Freiheit und der weiten Welt. Es gibt aber ein kleines Hindernis - seine Familie! Vater Grape hat Gilbert eine Schwere Last hinterlassen, als er freiwillig aus dem Leben schied: 250 kg, um exakt zu sein wiegt Mutter Grape, die seit sieben Sommern weder Haus noch Sofa verlassen hat. Dann gibt es noch den 17-jährigen Bruder Arnie, der Gilbert und die Ortspolizei ständig auf Trab hält, und die bei seiner Geburt prognostizierte Lebenserwartung schon um 150 Prozent überschritten hat... Die Tristesse in Gilberts Leben wird jäh unterbrochen, als der Trailer einer Grosstadtfamilie mit Motorschaden liegen bleibt. Mit dem Teenager Becky tritt urplötzlich der Sonnenschein in Gilberts Leben. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
About a boy by Nick Hornby( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a bachelor in London who specializes in affairs with single mothers. To improve his chances, he joins a single parents' association and gets a boy to pretend he is his son
 
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Alternative Names
Peter Hedges Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Peter Hedges écrivain, scénariste et réalisateur américain

Peter Hedges scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Peter Hedges US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Schriftsteller

Питер Хеджес

פיטר הדג'ס

헤지스, 피터 1962-

ヘッジズ, ピーター

彼得·海格斯

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What's eating Gilbert Grape?Dan in real lifeWhat's eating Gilbert Grape?The HeightsAn ocean in IowaThe HeightsAbout a boy : the shooting scriptPieces of April : the shooting script