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Author: Tom Hanks; Kevin Twomey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hanks; Kevin Twomey
ISBN: 9781101946152 1101946156
OCLC Number: 972640151
Description: viii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Three exhausting weeks --
Christmas Eve 1953 --
A junket in the city of light --
Our town today with Hank Fiset: An elephant in the pressroom --
Welcome to Mars --
A month on Green Street --
Alan Bean plus four --
Our town today with Hank Fiset: At loose in the Big Apple --
Who's who? --
A special weekend --
These are the meditations of my heart --
Our town today with Hank Fiset: Back from back in time --
The past is important to us --
Stay with us --
Go see Costas --
Our town today with Hank Fiset: Your Evangelista, Esperanza --
Steve Wong is perfect.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Tom Hanks ; photographs by Kevin Twomey.

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"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 ..."--Publisher annotation.

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