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The Adelphi University Libraries Book Club

A book discussion group for Adelphi University faculty and staff.

June 12, 2019

"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!" Amazon

About the Author

    Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, director and, through Playtone, a producer. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesVanity Fair, and The New Yorker. This is his first collection of fiction. 

Known for his honesty and sensitivity as an actor, Mr. Hanks brings both those characteristics to his   writing. Alternatingly whimsical, moving and occasionally melancholy, Uncommon Type is a book that will delight as well as surprise his millions of fans. It also establishes him as a welcome and wonderful new voice in contemporary fiction, a voice that perceptively delves beneath the surface of friendships, families, love and normal, everyday behavior. 

  

 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.   --from Penguin Random House