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Tom Perrotta’s 10 Favorite Books

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked literary celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is the list from author Tom Perrotta.Don Quixote, by Miguel de CervantesI first read this in college, expecting a dusty 500-year-old classic. The joke was on me, ... More »

If “The End of Men” Were a Novel

Tom Perrotta is the acknowledged literary king of the suburbs, producing a long line of critical and popular hits that often—Little Children, Election, The Leftovers—become onscreen gold. The cover of Mrs. Fletcher, his latest, is adorned...Show More Summary

Book Review: Tom Perrotta can’t quite satirize the already absurd internet age

Tom Perrotta writes books that are so compulsively readable that you may get to the end of one before it hits you that it wasn’t super satisfying. That’s the case with Mrs. Fletcher, his latest anthropological look at dissatisfied suburban moms and disaffected teenagers. Show More Summary

Books: 'The Great Quake,' Alexander Chee on Tom Ripley, Tom Perrotta on pornography and more

First a heads-up — this week we’ve got our regular print pages, but on Aug. 13 we won’t. Don’t be alarmed, it’s because my Calendar colleagues have something special in the works. Look for books in print again on Aug. 20, and until then, see you online. THE BIG ONE In 1964, a 9.2 earthquake — the...

#BookmarkThis: Trump should read James Baldwin on vacation, says author Tom Perrotta

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

During a #BookmarkThis chat on Facebook, we asked author Tom Perrotta to recommend one single book President Trump should take on vacation. His answer: James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time.’        

#BookmarkThis: Tom Perrotta dishes on sex in the suburbs

Author Tom Perrotta, whose new novel is 'Mrs. Fletcher,' does a #BookmarkThis interview on Facebook Live.        

Tom Perrotta on sexual freedom and his new novel, 'Mrs. Fletcher'

Tom Perrotta, known for 'Election' and 'The Leftovers,' has a new novel about a single mom who discovers Internet porn after her son goes off to college.

#BookmarkThis: Chat live with author Tom Perrotta

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Tom Perrotta is the next author in our monthly series of Facebook Live chats. His new novel is called 'Mrs. Fletcher.'        

Tom Perrotta Returns to Familiar Turf: Sex, Schools and Suburbia

The themes of Mr. Perrotta’s novels trace the arc of his life. In his latest, “Mrs. Fletcher,” he explores empty-nest syndrome and middle age.

Amazon's Best Books of August: Today's Releases

Tom Perrotta's latest, a tale of two criminals, and more...

Tuesday New Release Day: Zhang; Perrotta; Binet; Senna; Gurnah; Lish

Out this week: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang; Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta; The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet; New People by Danzy Senna; Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah; and White Plains by Gordon Lish. For more on these...Show More Summary

Fiction: In ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ Tom Perrotta Satirizes the Sex Lives of Mothers and Sons

The new novel by the author of “The Leftovers” features a 46-year-old woman hooked on pornography and her college-age son navigating campus gender politics.

Shorties (New Short Fiction by Don DeLillo, An Interview with Slowdive's Neil Halstead, and more)

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Don DeLillo. The Creative Independent interviewed Slowdive's Neil Halstead. Weekend Edition interviewed Tom Perrotta about his new novel Mrs. Fletcher. Paste listed the best Delta blues songs. Literary Hub profiled poet Ocean...

Tom Perrotta’s “Mrs. Fletcher”: When the Suburbs Get Skeevy

The latest novel by the author of “The Leftovers” studies the reshaping of American erotic life by technology.

Shorties (An Excerpt from Tom Perrotta's New Novel, Max Richter's Favorite Albums, and more)

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Tom Perrotta's new novel Mrs. Fletcher. Max Richter discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus. Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an essay from the anthology Rust Belt Chicago. Max Easton discussed his book Life Makes Me...

‘The Leftovers’ Creator Damon Lindelof Discusses the Final Season and Not Making a ‘Twisty’ Show [Interview]

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Until the end, The Leftovers delivered the unexpected. Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s HBO series grew into a show that defied or subverted all expectations. After the first season, which now feels like a complete contrast to the series finale, it felt like all bets were off. Show More Summary

‘The Leftovers’ Creators Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta On Their Story Of Survivors

In the making of HBO's The Leftovers—which recently wrapped its third and final season—there wasn't a detail that wasn't scrutinized by creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Wrestling with and exploring every facet of issues including...Show More Summary

In just three seasons, 'The Leftovers' became challenging, engrossing TV that had to be watched

Damon Lindelof was in an airport – we’ll assume the Departures area – when a book review grabbed his attention: a new work by a favorite author, Tom Perrotta (“Little Children”), reviewed by Stephen King (another favorite), citing “The Leftovers” as the best “Twilight Zone” episode never made....

Damon Lindelof on Taking Chances and the Evolution of ‘The Leftovers’ [Interview]

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

(This is part two of a larger interview. You can read part one right over here.) The Leftovers isn’t playing it safe in its third and final season. Co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s series has grown more ambitious over its three chapters and this season can get pretty bonkers, to say the least. Show More Summary

Damon Lindelof on 'The Leftovers' Final Season and the World Ending

"People are disappointed when the world doesn’t end on their watch," says the HBO drama's showrunner, who along with series co-creator Tom Perrotta talks with THR about this season's prominent theme. read more

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