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Some Stories

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A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101946152
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: viii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Oct 06, 2017

Loved it! I could totally hear Tom Hank's voice in my head as I read these seventeen stories all connected by the inclusion of a typewriter. Each story had unique had its own unique flavor. There are three about a group of four friends: the unnamed narrator, Anna, MDash and Steve Wong (the perfect bowler). In one they take a trip around the moon. There are also several inserts from a seasoned reporter with tidbits about his world. This collection is full of surprises. Highly recommended.


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