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Piazza, Tom 1955-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 101 publications in 3 languages and 8,743 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television series  Comedy films  Historical fiction  Discographies  Reviews  History  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3566.I23, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tom Piazza
 
Most widely held works by Tom Piazza
City of refuge : a novel by Tom Piazza( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uprooted from their New Orleans homes by Hurricane Katrina, the Donaldson and Williams families--one black, the other white--make their way to Houston and share disparate experiences trying to rebuild their lives
I vitelloni by Federico Fellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: "Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini's second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as The Young and the Passionate) is a semiautobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives."--Website
A free state : a novel by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in 1855, when Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He befriends James Douglass, leader of the Virginia Harmonists, a minstrel troup. A Free State is both a riveting chase novel and a searing parable of liberty and its costs. Charged with narrative tension and unforgettable characters, it is a thrilling work by a novelist at the height of his powers--Dust jacket
The guide to classic recorded jazz by Tom Piazza( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why New Orleans matters by Tom Piazza( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans author Tom Piazza explores the culture, traditions, and spirit of his home city, reflecting upon what could be lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and explaining why the city must be saved
Blues up and down : jazz in our time by Tom Piazza( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sense, what the jazz world has been experiencing, ... is a collective midlife crisis. How, the implicit question seems to run, should this art form negotiate the passage ... from being the coolest new kid on the aesthetic and commercial block to a role as a mature, though still evolving, music with a body of recognized, classic work behind it?"--Jacket
Understanding jazz : ways to listen by Tom Piazza( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Jazz
My cold war by Tom Piazza( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of dazzingly rendered and escalating encounters, he revisits the treeless vistas of 1950s suburbia, the streets of Dallas and the JFK assassination, the Summer of Love, and other landmark moments, and finally travels into the heartland to reconnect with the brother he left behind. What he finds there, and what he makes of it, form this novel's poignant climax."--Jacket
Devil sent the rain : music and writing in desperate America by Tom Piazza( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles such cultural icons as Charlie Chan, Norman Mailer, and Bob Dylan, and presents a new collection of essays and writings on music, film, literature, and politics that explore the American landscape and cultural traditions
Blues and trouble : twelve stories by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on life in America. They range from A Servant of Culture, on relations between Jews and blacks, to Port Isabel Hurricane, in which a man prays that a hurricane will destroy his house so he can lead a carefree life
Setting the tempo : fifty years of great jazz liner notes( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty examples of liner notes in which "jazz writers and prominent jazz musicians have annotated record albums with background on the musicians and the recordings, historical context, and musical analysis."--Cover
True adventures with the King of Bluegrass by Tom Piazza( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jimmy Martin was just twenty-two years old when Bill Monroe asked him to join the Blue Grass Boys. That invitation was the start of a fifty-year recording career, recently celebrated with Martin's induction into the International Bluegrass Music Association's Hall of Honor. At age seventy-two, he still regularly performs with his band, the Sunny Mountain Boys. Yet the man himself remains an obscure figure, compared with other bluegrass greats, such as Ralph Stanley or the Osborne Brothers."--Jacket
Bessie Smith by Bessie Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Jazz Collection
A free state by Tom Piazza( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful novel of race, violence, and identity set on the eve of the Civil War. -- The year is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia. He is befriended by a leader of a popular minstrel troupe struggling to compete with similar ensembles. Henry's skill could help the struggling troupe. Black and white performers are not allowed to appear together onstage. Together, the two concoct a masquerade to protect Henry's identity. Even as their plan begins to reverse the troupe's decline, a brutal slave hunter named Tull Burton has been employed to track down the runaway and retrieve him, by any means necessary
Prescription for prosperity : four paths to economic renewal by Keith Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history
Infinite In Between by Tom Piazza( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printz Honor author Carolyn Mackler returns with this striking new novel that chronicles the lives of five teenagers through the thrills, heartbreaks, and joys of their four years in high school. Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor, and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation. So much can happen in those in-between years. Zoe feels like she will live forever in her famous mother's shadow. Jake struggles to find the right connections in friendship and in love. Mia keeps trying on new identities, looking for one that actually fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it's all falling apart around her. Echoing aspects of John Hughes's The Breakfast Club, Carolyn Mackler skillfully brings the stories of these five disparate teens together to create a distinct and cohesive whole-a novel about how we can all affect one another's lives in the most unexpected and amazing ways
Love Rehab : a Novel in Twelve Steps by Jo Piazza( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie isn't dealing with her breakup well. Dumped by her boyfriend, Eric, for his sexting, D-cupped, young Floozy McSecretary, Sophie leaves Manhattan and lands back in her hometown, crushed and pajama-bound, blaming herself and begging her ex for a second chance. But when her best friend, Annie, gets in trouble for driving drunk and is forced to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, something clicks in Sophie's strung-out mind. Women need love rehab, she realizes, to help fix the craziness that comes along with falling for someone. If you start it, they will come
 
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City of refuge : a novel
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Tom Piazza American author

Tom Piazza Amerikaans auteur

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The guide to classic recorded jazzWhy New Orleans mattersBlues up and down : jazz in our timeUnderstanding jazz : ways to listenMy cold warDevil sent the rain : music and writing in desperate AmericaBlues and trouble : twelve storiesSetting the tempo : fifty years of great jazz liner notesTrue adventures with the King of Bluegrass