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Tom Perrotta


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Tom Perrotta (born August 13, 1961) is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for his novels Election (1998) and Little Children (2004), both of which were made into critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated films. Perrotta co-wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film version of Little Children with Todd Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Series
Tracy Flick
   1. Election (1998)
   2. Tracy Flick Can't Win (2022)
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Novels
   The Wishbones (1997)
   Joe College (2000)
   Little Children (2003)
   The Abstinence Teacher (2007)
   The Leftovers (2011)
   Mrs. Fletcher (2017)
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Collections
   Bad Haircut (1994)
   Nine Inches (2013)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Senior Season (2011)
   Grade My Teacher (2013)
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Plays show
 
Tom Perrotta recommends
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Last House (2024)
Jessica Shattuck
"An ambitious historical epic that doubles as an intimate family saga. This is a wide-ranging novel to savor."
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The Truth About Horses (2023)
Christy Cashman and Christy Cashnman
"The Truth About Horses is a fast-moving, emotionally compelling story about friendship, courage, and healing. Christy Cashman knows a lot about girls and horses, and also about loneliness and grief, and she writes with admirable honesty and insight."
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Little Monsters (2023)
Adrienne Brodeur
"Little Monsters is an elegant and ambitious novel, a family saga deeply rooted in the landscape of Cape Cod. Adrienne Brodeur writes about complicated, sometimes difficult people and the natural world they inhabit with lyrical precision and deep emotional intelligence."

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Anthologies containing stories by Tom Perrotta
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The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)
edited by
Michael Chabon and Katrina Kenison

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