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Perrotta, Tom 1961-

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The leftovers by Tom Perrotta( Book )

63 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bizarre phenomenon causes the cataclysmic disappearances of numerous people all over the world, Kevin Garvey, the new mayor of a once-comfortable suburban community, struggles to help his neighbors heal while enduring the fanatical religious conversions of his wife and son
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Book )

68 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young suburban parents, including a stay-at-home dad, a former feminist, and an over-structured mom, finds its sleepy existence shattered when a convicted child molester moves back into town and two of the parents have an affair
The abstinence teacher by Tom Perrotta( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching human sexuality from a perspective that information and pleasure are top priorities, divorced mom Ruth Ramsey butts heads with the local soccer coach, a divorced former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom
Mrs. Fletcher : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night--Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan--a jock and aspiring frat boy--discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong"--
Joe College by Tom Perrotta( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many Ivy League college students, spring break means a raucous road trip to a spot in the sun. For Danny, a Yale junior, the spring of 1982 means two weeks in central New Jersey behind the wheel of his dad's lunch truck, the "Roach Coach." But Danny can use the time with the coffee urn to try to make sense of a love life that's gotten a little complicated."--Jacket
Nine inches : stories by Tom Perrotta( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories focuses on suburban nuclear families, including "Senior Season," "Nine Inches" and "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face."
The wishbones by Tom Perrotta( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wacky novel on a New Jersey band whose players are unusual characters. The hero is Dave, a courier during the week and a guitarist on weekends. After proposing marriage to his high school sweetheart of 15 years, Dave promptly falls for another woman. Another player is writing a musical on the JFK assassination. By the author of Bad Haircut
Election : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-school presidential election, contested by a hunky football hero and a sex bomb. The novel describes the intrigues of the students and the teachers on behalf of the candidates. By the author of The Wishbones
Leftovers by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an event known as the Sudden Departure, scores of people have suddenly disappeared. Mapleton's new mayor, Kevin Garvey, aims to pick up the pieces of his wounded community. But Garvey must also face the reality of his own badly broken family in this powerful and deeply moving novel about people struggling to hold onto a belief in their own futures
The best American short stories 2012 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Perrotta explains in his introduction that "all of [these stories] took me somewhere I didn't expect to go, and jolted me into that state of heightened awareness and emotional receptivity that's one of the great rewards of reading good fiction." The characters in these stories seek to discover something lacking in their life. Their stories take sharp and surprising turns and often reach dazzling conclusions. In Nathan Englander's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," a playful discussion between two married couples veers into darker territory, exposing a secret that might have been better left unspoken. Taiye Selasi writes a portrait of a motherless girl on the cusp of pubescence in Africa, where womanhood may not be something to be celebrated. "What's Important is Feeling: by Adam Wilson gives us a window onto a movie set where the narrator aches for something cinematic to happen in his life. Roxane Gay's "North Country" introduces us to an unlikely couple who circle each other in a wary dance of approach and avoidance. An unexpected visitor with a brown glass bottle kicks off a wonderfully strange fable about how we look at ourselves in Steven Millhauser's "Miracle Polish." Full of clear, idiosyncratic voices and intriguing points of view, this multifaceted collection will reward readers. And, as Perrotta unapologetically states, "By any standard, this year's batch of stories is pretty damn good."
The best American short stories, 2005 by Michael Chabon( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates on the inescapable bonds of family in "Cousins." In "Stone Animals," Kelly Link takes a chilling look at a family spiraling beyond control in the surreal landscape of their new home. By turns humorous, poignant, and profound, the stories of 2005 add up to an eclectic installment of this anthology."--Jacket
The abstinence teacher : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Ramsey, the human sexuality teacher at the local high school, butts heads with the soccer coach, Tim Mason, a former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom
The leftovers( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two percent of the world's population has disappeared. Was it the Rapture? A mass murder? Cult suicides? Aliens? Based on Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel, the series follows Kevin Garvey, police chief and father of two in Mapletown, New York, three years after the mysterious event. As Garvey struggles to grieve for his losses, rebuild his life, and regain a sense of normalcy within the community, the world around him grows ever stranger
The leftovers( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Mapleton thrown into chaos at the close of season one, season two finds many of its residents searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey retires as police chief and moves his newly formed family to a small Texas town that seems to have been spared from the event that shook the rest of the world
Bad haircut : stories of the seventies by Tom Perrotta( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist is Buddy, a teenager from New Jersey, and the stories follow his progress from an idealistic Boy Scout to a conformist giving in to peer pressure. A tale of growing up
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night, Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappily married Sarah passes her days at the local playground with her three-year-old daughter. When happily unemployed Todd (also married) and Sarah meet, their attraction is immediate. They begin a passionate affair just as their suburban utopia is rattled by the arrival of registered sex offender Ronald James McGorvey. With McGorvey in town, disgusted parents wonder if any of their little children will be safe
Election by Johnny To( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Flick (Witherspoon), a straight-A go-getter is determined to be president of Carver High's student body. Popular teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate. Mr. M. never imagines that stopping Tracy is like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube
Little Children by Todd Field( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Pierce is a new stay at home mom struggling with the solitude of her new role. Spending every moment with a three year old tests the patience of the one-time English scholar. One day, at a local playground, she interacts with a group of moms and the differences are clear. They embrace motherhood and seem to relish all that their new role brings. One day, Brad, a stay at home dad brings his son to the playground. Sarah is amazed to find these mom have never talked to Brad and one of the women bets Sarah five dollars that she won't get his phone number. Sarah not only gets his phone number, but he lets him in on the joke and they hug and kiss. Emasculated by his wife, Kathy, Brad becomes slightly obsessed with finding ways to demonstrate he can still produce testosterone. Soon, Sarah and Brad start a passionate affair. At the same time, their quiet suburban community deals with Ronnie, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. He returns to his mother's home and she helps him endure the constant taunts of an overzealous neighbor. These lives intersect in suprising and potentially dangerous ways
The leftovers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel about life in a small town after many of its residents vanished in a Rapture-like event. In the third season, the Garvey and Murphy families come together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to better explain what defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under
 
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Tom Perrotta Amerikaans schrijver

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Tom Perrotta amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Tom Perrotta écrivain et scénariste américain

Tom Perrotta scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Tom Perrotta US-amerikanischer Autor und Drehbuchschreiber

Перротта, Том 1961-

Том Перротта

تام پروتا نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

페로타, 톰 1961-

汤姆·佩罗塔

湯姆·培羅塔

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Little childrenThe abstinence teacherJoe CollegeThe wishbonesElection : a novelLeftoversThe best American short stories, 2005The abstinence teacher : a novel