The Leftovers (TV tie-in edition)

Tom Perrotta

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What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished?  Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?

That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children. 

Kevin Garvey, Mapleton’s new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin’s own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne.  Only Kevin’s teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she’s definitely not the sweet “A” student she used to be.  Kevin wants to help her, but he’s distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start.

With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.

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TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, including The Wishbones and Joe College.  His novels Election and Little Children were made into acclaimed and award-winning movies.  He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Leftovers (TV tie-in edition)
Tom Perrotta

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250054227
ISBN10: 1250054222
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250054227
ISBN10: 1250054222
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427213228
ISBN10: 1427213224
Audio Run Time: 11:00
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Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427213228
ISBN10: 1427213224
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$39.99

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Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427213235
ISBN10: 1427213232
Audio Run Time: 11:00
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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427213235
ISBN10: 1427213232
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312363550
ISBN10: 0312363559
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312363550
ISBN10: 0312363559
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$15.99

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August 2011
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ISBN: 9781429989138
ISBN10: 1429989130
368 pages
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August 2011
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ISBN: 9781429989138
ISBN10: 1429989130
368 pages
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