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Perrotta, Tom 1961-

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Most widely held works by Tom Perrotta
The leftovers by Tom Perrotta( Book )

60 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? That's what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened--not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children. Kevin Garvey, Mapleton's new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin's own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin's teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she's definitely not the sweet 'A' student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he's distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start. With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss"--Provided by publisher
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Book )

64 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,561 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 )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. She believes that pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power. Ruth's younger daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, who belongs to The Tabernacle, an evangelical Christian church that doesn't approve of Ruth's style of teaching. When a controversy on the soccer field pushes the two of them to actually talk to each other, they are forced to take each other at something other than face value
Joe College by Tom Perrotta( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,091 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
The wishbones by Tom Perrotta( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,009 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
Nine inches : stories by Tom Perrotta( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 975 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."
Election : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 955 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 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 724 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 abstinence teacher : a novel by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 687 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 )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 544 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
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 522 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
Bad haircut : stories of the seventies by Tom Perrotta( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 517 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
The leftovers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 463 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
Election by Alexander Payne( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 349 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 )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ongelukkige jonge moeder uit een moderne Amerikaanse buitenwijk begint een relatie met een aantrekkelijke vader die twijfelt over zijn toekomst als advocaat
Nine inches by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new collection from the New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children, featuring stories focusing on Perrotta's familiar suburban nuclear families
From nothing, something( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of our culture's most inspiring and accomplished talents" --
Nine inches : stories by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new collection from the New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children, featuring stories focusing on Perrotta's familiar suburban nuclear families
The best American short stories 2012( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
 
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Tom Perrotta American novelist and screenwriter

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 abstinence teacher : a novelLittle children