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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 57 works in 375 publications in 1 language and 10,860 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  History  Autobiographical fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Satire  Study guides  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator
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 )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 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 1,032 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
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ( )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 993 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 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener 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 )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 448 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 387 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 311 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
Down for the count by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 289 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 ( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two poets from the beat generation who live in Big Sur, California
Catch a falling clown a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hollywood private eye Toby Peters is back, and this time there's trouble in the big top. His services are required by none other than Emmet Kelly. A circus elephant has been electrocuted, and Kelly fears for his life. Toby goes undercover as a clown and becomes entangled with a cast of bizarre characters, including a 250-pound wrestler/poet, a beautiful snake charmer, an immaculately dressed Swiss midget, and a baffling witness named Alfred Hitchcock
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald ( )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 217 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 216 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 214 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
The Fala factor a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 207 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
Find a victim by Ross Macdonald ( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hitchhiker stumbles to his knees on the side of the road. When Archer stops the car and gets to him, he knows he is in for a ride--for the boy is 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. A hijacked load of hooch and a band of sinners are on the loose in the hills and desert around this nice Southern California town. So is this LA private eye, who keeps getting blood on his hands
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 204 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
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 197 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
Blue hammer by Ross Macdonald ( )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 186 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 185 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
He done her wrong a Toby Peters mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky ( )
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
 
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