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Hedges, Peter

Overview
Works: 106 works in 367 publications in 10 languages and 12,540 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Fantasy films  Romance fiction  Screenplays  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Speaker, Film editor, Contributor, Performer, fmd
Classifications: PS3558.E3165, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Hedges
About a boy by Zi Wei( Visual )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TV show American Dreamz is sweeping the ratings, and everyone wants to be a "Dreamer". But when two scheming, hopeful contestants face off in the final showdown, the audience gets an eyeful of on-air fireworks
The odd life of Timothy Green by Jennifer Garner( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 1,900 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
What's eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama over een vaderloos gezin in het Amerikaanse midden-westen. Moeder is te dik om van de bank te kunnen opstaan, de oudste zoon doet zijn best om zijn vader te vervangen en de jongste zoon is verstandelijk gehandicapt
Dan in real life by Peter Hedges( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,553 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
What's eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges( Book )

45 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,135 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 950 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 )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 878 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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Welch is a popular history teacher at the Montague Academy, an exclusive private school in Brooklyn Heights. His wife Kate 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
About a boy : the shooting script by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Howard have moved to a small town to pursue Howard's dream of owning a farm. While taking care of a friend's child, tragedy strikes. Alice must then fight to find forgiveness, not only from her friend and the town, but also from herself
Pieces of April : the shooting script by Peter Hedges( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 187 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
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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good as new by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Valerie of Now: A monologue in which a precocious teenager, Valerie, faces the twin crises of a birthday party and her first menstrual period. Chatting on the telephone, or to herself, Valerie contemplates the injustice of having to deal with the fears and excitement of momentous physical change even though, outwardly, she is still very much a little girl. And, in addition, a darker note is sounded with the suggestion that Valerie has also been subjected to molestation by her father
Gilbert Grape irgendwo in Iowa by Lasse Halström( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 45 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
Pieces of April( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 12 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
Colazione a Brooklyn by Peter Hedges( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Peter Hedges American novelist, screenwriter, film director

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

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