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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 58 works in 489 publications in 1 language and 10,739 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
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Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Recording )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,014 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 982 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 929 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 )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 464 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( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 346 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( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When William Faulconer rescues young Bostonian Nate Starbuck from a Yankee-hating mob in Richmond, he finds a grateful and willing recruit for Faulconer's Legion. As the motley gathering of men prepares to engage in the first battle of the Civil War, they hope to rout the Union forces and end the war before it starts. None of them is prepared for their horrendous future
Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 235 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( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 210 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 205 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 197 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( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans feel they know Jimmy Stewart: the charismatic boy next door filled with righteous conviction, the American ideal. But Jimmy Stewart the image often eclipsed James Stewart the actor and the man. In this penetrating in-depth biography, Donald Dewey delves beneath the earnest Capraesque persona and into the usually unremarked turmoil of the actor's private life. Drawing upon extensive research and nearly two hundred interviews, he follows Stewart from his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania and a childhood shaped by a strong-willed father, to the fateful encounter at Princeton University with actress Margaret Sullavan, to his first professional theatrical experiences on Cape Cod and the forging of a remarkable life-long friendship with Henry Fonda in New York, to his unexpected stardom at MGM
Find a victim : [a Lew Archer novel] by Ross Macdonald( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 186 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 182 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. Hollywood private eye Toby Peters is making 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
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. Private investigator Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred-and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
Letters from Atlantis by Robert Silverberg( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 172 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
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts pound hard and cold in Lew Archer's mind: a woman who means something to him is missing, a man has bled to death beneath a magnolia tree, and a killer is on the loose. The facts are falling into place, but he doesn't have to like them
He done her wrong : a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1942, Joe DiMaggio's 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 screed's stolen from under her generous form by a mysterious psychopath, Peters comes up to see her and agrees to take the case. Before he can tell his famously curvilinear client who's done her wrong, he finds himself the target of a cross-dressing killer, captive of a methodically mad doctor, and the preview audience for a big-sceen plot that threatens not only Mae but also master of spectacle Cecil B. DeMille
 
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Cold Sassy treeThe adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Dharma bumsOn the roadThe adventures of Augie MarchRebelCopperheadNever cross a vampire