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Uncommon Type: Some Stories
by Tom Hanks

Published: 2017-10-17
Hardcover : 416 pages
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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 ...
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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!

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by Ljwagoner (see profile) 12/07/17

I found these stories truly enjoyable. It was really fun to see how Tom Hanks would incorporate typewriters into the narrative. It was also enjoyable to hear Tom Hanks perform the audiobook. The last chapter... (read more)

 
  "uncommon type"by Carolynr (see profile) 10/25/17

this was also a DNF (did not finish ) for me. His writing was decent, and I did like the first story. and i did find it interesting that he wove a typewriter into every story....you almost don't even... (read more)

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