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Parker, Tom

Works: 58 works in 457 publications in 1 language and 10,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fictional autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Biography  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS1305, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Recording )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse
Cold Sassy tree by Olive Ann Burns( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Parker's enlightened reading greatly enhances the emotive effect of the novel. With an impressive array of consistently natural voices, he involves the listener directly in the drama of the characters' lives. A hilarious and passionate book. Will Tweedy is like some wonderful blend of Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield. One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever written
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a boy growing up in half-settled Missouri in the 1840's, who with a runaway slave floated down the Mississippi on a raft
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( Recording )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviving their forays into the pagan groves of San Francisco's Bohemia with its marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, experiments in "yabyum," and similar nonascetic pastimes
On the road by Jack Kerouac( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the reader on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This grand-scale heroic comedy tells the story of the exuberant young Augie, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression. While his neighborhood friends all settle down into their various chosen professions, Augie, as particular as an aristocrat, demands a special destiny. He latches on to a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each one as too limiting. It is not until he tangles with a glamorous perfectionist named Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, that his independence is seriously threatened. Luckily, his nature, like the eagle's, breaks down under the strain. He goes on to recruit himself to even more outlandish projects, but always ducks out in time to continue improvising his unconventional career
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When William Faulconer rescues Nate Starbuck, his son's friend, from the clutches of a Yankee-hating mob in Virginia, he finds a grateful and willing recruit for Faulconer's Legion. But Nate's decision to fight against his native North is only one of the human dilemmas facing the Legion. The Legion commander's son is against the war, and his daughter's fiancé is plotting for control of the family fortune. As a motley gathering of men prepares to engage the enemy at Bull Run, they have high hopes of ending the war before it starts. No one can foresee the changes in store for themselves and for their country
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Nathaniel Starbuck, a Confederate hero at Manassas, is in the thick of Civil War action. Nate finds himself accused of being a Yankee spy. Proving his innocence and finding the real spy will require courage and endurance
Never cross a vampire by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbor, Nazi Germany is marching through Russia, and two Hollywood lights are watching their stars dim. It's January 1942. Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian actor who, years before, had chillingly introduced millions of Americans to the noble Count Dracula and is now struggling hard for a comeback, has just received his latest death threat-a hat box containing a small bat with a tiny stake impaled through the heart
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead and Branch knows that it can't have been suicide. He is also certain that the murder has been arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The only trouble is, no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He's even narrowed his choice of executioner down to three: a psychotic homosexual, a respected educator-and the women he loves
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Lew Archer's pursuit of a girl who jackknifed too suddenly from high diving to high living leads him to an ex-fighter with an unexplained movie contract and a big time gambler who died by his own knife
The Fala factor : a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1942, and Eleanor Roosevelt is convinced that there is an imposter in the White House masquerading as Fala, FDR's prized Scottie. Positive that a shady veterinarian has absconded with the genuine pooch, Eleanor turns for help to that much-battered and near penniless private eye: Toby Peters
To hell and back by Audie Murphy( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years, Murphy fought as an infantryman in Sicily, at Anzio, in Rome, through France, and into Germany, becoming the most decorated soldier in American history
James Stewart : a biography by Donald Dewey( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans feel they know Jimmy Stewart: vulnerable sincerity delivered with an endearing drawl, the charismatic boy-next-door filled with righteous conviction-the American ideal. But Jimmy Stewart, the image and ideal, often eclipsed James Stewart, the actor and the man. In the most penetrating and in-depth biography yet written about the beloved screen icon, award winning author Donald Dewey delves beneath the persona into the usually unremarked turmoil of the actor's private life and behind the earnest Capraesque image so often accepted as the Stewart identity. He draws upon extensive research and nearly two hundred interviews with childhood neighbors, fellow workers, old loves, airmen who flew with Stewart during World War II, as well as with close and estranged family members and friends
Find a victim : [a Lew Archer novel] by Ross Macdonald( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Lew Archer stops to pick up a hitchhiker young who's dying of a gunshot wound. In a matter of hours, Archer is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and propositioned by an adulterer's wife
You bet your life by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay him a little bit, he's a little bit tough. Pay very much, he's very much tough. Pay too much, he's too much tough. 1940s Hollywood private eye Toby Peters returns -- unfortunately, with an awful case of the flu. Peters is coughing and sniffling his way through the Chicago underworld in a desperate attempt to clear the name of Chico Marx, who is accused of owing $120,000 in gambling debts to the mob. In addition to gangsters, Peters has to deal with Chico's partners. One of them doesn't speak -- he's a silent partner -- and the other one goes around with a black mustache. Though if he had his choice, he'd go around with a little blonde. Things may be looking rough, but with the help of a few other tough guys who're siding with him -- Al Capone, Richard Daley, and Ian Fleming -- Peters just may have a chance
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Archer takes this case involving a millionaire matriarch found floating face down in the family pool, and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred, and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
Letters from Atlantis by Robert Silverberg( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While his body remains in deep sleep, Roy transfers his mind into the mind of a royal prince living in Atlantis 180 centuries ago
He done her wrong : a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1942, Joe DiMaggio is enjoying a much better season than either General MacArthur in Corregidor or private eye Toby Peters in Hollywood. Blond bombshell Mae West has just finished her book, a sensational tell-all life story that could turn Tinsel Town into scandal city. When the manuscript is stolen from under her generous form by a mysterious psychopath, Peters agrees to take the case. Before he can tell his famous client who's done her wrong, he finds himself the target of a cross-dressing killer, captive of a mad doctor, and the preview audience for a big-screen plot that threatens not only Mae, but master of spectacle Cecil B. DeMille
The moving target by Ross Macdonald( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshiping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain, and the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S & M. Now, one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As private eye Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you can get beaten up between sets
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Cold Sassy treeThe adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Dharma bumsOn the roadThe adventures of Augie MarchRebelCopperheadNever cross a vampire