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Parker, Tom

Works: 57 works in 434 publications in 1 language and 8,462 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Author, nar
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Recording )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 840 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
Cold Sassy tree by Olive Ann Burns( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One thing you could depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, was that word got around - fast. On July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day that E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson - a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began, and an unimpeachably pious town came to life
On the road by Jack Kerouac( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When published in 1957, this novel became the bible of the Beat Generation. It follows Sal Paradise as he traverses the American continent in search of new people, ideas, and adventures
Never cross a vampire by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 212 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 Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 202 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 high into the 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
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( Recording )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 199 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 dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead, and Branch knows it wasn't suicide. He is also certain the murder was arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The trouble is that no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He has even narrowed down who the executioner will be: a psychotic homosexual, an educator, or the woman he loves
James Stewart : a biography by Donald Dewey( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 170 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
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 169 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
To hell and back by Audie Murphy( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 167 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
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 165 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
The moving target by Ross Macdonald( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 160 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, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, misdirected love, and family hatred into an explosive crime novel
You bet your life by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 underground man by Ross Macdonald( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Lew Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of a bizarre kidnapping. What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder-and a trail of motives as combustible as gasoline. The Underground Man is a detective novel of merciless suspense and tragic depth, with an unfaltering insight into the moral ambiguities at the heart of California's version of the American dream
Sleeping beauty by Ross Macdonald( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Lew Archer is working on a case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He finds himself in a load of trouble involving ransom, a lethal dose of Nembutal, the death of a stranger found floating off shore, and three generations of the imposing Lennox family, whose offshore oil platform caused the spill. The young Lennox heiress--glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach, clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms--has disappeared, and while on her trail, Archer finds himself journeying into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity
Rebel by Bernard Cornwell( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Nate Starbuck, the son of a famous Boston abolitionist preacher, flees the North after helping a femme fatale to steal money she claimed was hers. When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches him from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful to and awed by his idealistic rescuer. He agrees to join the newly formed Faulconer's Legion--even though it means fighting against his native North. But Nate's dilemma is only one of many within the Legion. Faulconer's own son cannot bring himself to fight, while his daughter's cheating fiance plots for control of the family fortune. As they come together to march into battle, the men of Faulconer's Legion 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
Letters from Atlantis by Robert Silverberg( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a legendary island, a fantastic island. Atlantis. Or as its prince called it, Athilan. Roy had traveled through time with his partner, Lora, to find it and now he was tantalizingly close to its shore. Time travel allowed Roy's consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis' throne, and what he found disturbed him. Strange dreams. Impossibly futuristic inventions and machines. How could such an advanced city exist at this time? The rest of the world was, as Lora witnessed in her travels, a dark, barbaric land still thawing from the ice age. Roy had been preparing for the odd isolation of time travel, but nothing had prepared him for his final arrival on Atlantis, a shimmering city far beyond his imagination! If Roy was in an Atlantis unlike anything the researchers had predicted, then what were its secrets? And when would it be destroyed?
He done her wrong : a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 151 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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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.17 for Cold Sassy ... to 0.34 for He done he ...)

One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The adventures of Huckleberry FinnCold Sassy treeOn the roadNever cross a vampireThe Dharma bumsThe adventures of Augie MarchThe barbarous coastThe dark tunnel
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