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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 60 works in 367 publications in 1 language and 10,827 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Autobiographical fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Satire  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3521.E735, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,041 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 1,037 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 ( )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft
On the road by Jack Kerouac ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 623 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 Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 443 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
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow ( )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 381 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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealistic rescuer. To repay his generosity, he enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father. When the regiment joins up, ready to march into the ferocious battle at Buff Run, the men are prepared to start a war ... but they aren't ready for how they -- and the nation -- will be forever changed by the oaths they have sworn for their beloved South
Down for the count by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private eye Toby Peters follows boxing as much as the next guy, but he never expected to encounter heavyweight champion Joe Louis this way: covered with blood and standing on a deserted beach next to the corpse of Peters's ex-wife's husband. The champ is innocent, but he has something to hide, and Toby agrees to protect the Brown Bomber from the police and the press
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two poets from the beat generation who live in Big Sur, California
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald ( )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 219 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
Never cross a vampire by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 219 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 magician by Sol Stein ( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a tale of two magicians, of high school extortion and violence, and of a criminal trial in which the guilty go free
Find a victim by John Ross Macdonald ( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 208 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
The Fala factor a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 206 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
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 201 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 drowning pool by Ross Macdonald ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 198 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. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the Los Angeles suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred--and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
Blue hammer by Ross Macdonald ( )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is the 1970s; the place, Southern California. The stolen canvas that Lew archer has been hired to retrieve is reputed to be the work of the celebrated Richard Chantry, who vanished in 1950 from his home in Santa Teresa. It is the portrait of an unknown woman--and on its trail Archer moves with edgy competence among the intrigues of dealers and collectors. Until suddenly he finds himself drawn into a web of family complications and masked brutalities stretching back fifty years through a world where money talks or buys silence, where social prominence is a murderous weapon, where, behind the plausible facades of homes not quite broken but badly bent, a heritage of lies and evasions pushes troubled men and women deeper into trouble
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. 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
He done her wrong a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 182 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
The far side of the dollar by Ross Macdonald ( )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To reach the Barcelona Hotel you took Sunset and the coast highway. Once starlets and Navy boys had rubbed shoulders with tycoons and hustlers there, but for Lew Archer the old, closed-up palace held the key to a missing teenager and a hot murder. Archer knew that twenty years ago a handful of dreamers and losers had come together in the barcelona. The only question now was what kind of deal had gone down there, and why a mixed-up rich kid and a beautiful blonde were the first to pay the price
 
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