A look through the bibliography of the excellent Tom Perrotta. Column by Christoph Paul Photo y Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0 Many families have that uncle who gets invited over for Thanksgiving and doesn't quite fit in. The black sheep, who doesn’t understand the concept of polite conversation or hold any of the same values as your family. Show More Summary
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 »
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
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
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...
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.’
Author Tom Perrotta, whose new novel is 'Mrs. Fletcher,' does a #BookmarkThis interview on Facebook Live.
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.
Tom Perrotta is the next author in our monthly series of Facebook Live chats. His new novel is called 'Mrs. Fletcher.'
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.
Tom Perrotta's latest, a tale of two criminals, and more...
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
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.
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...
The latest novel by the author of “The Leftovers” studies the reshaping of American erotic life by technology.
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...
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
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
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....
(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