A Month on Greene Street

The movers were done and gone by three, leaving Bette to the pleasure of unpacking her kitchen directly from box to drawer to self.  She no longer ha any of Bob’s gimmicky appliances, the one-use invention he collected for his so-called culinary hobby.  Betty never loved cooking, but since the split her no-nonsense meals had developed some frills.  Her creamed spinach had actually gotten the kids to ask for spinach.  Her ground-turkey burritos were stuffed with beans and cheese, but never fell apart when eaten by hand.  The kids celebrated when Bette formalized Tuesdays as Turkeeto Night and looked forward to them every week…

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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