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Jonathan Tropper - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Tropper was born and raised in Riverdale, New York. He attended the creative writing program at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, where he received a Masters degree. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester, New York, and teaches writing at Manhattanville College.

 

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Aici ne despartim

Aici ne despartim

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Aici ne despartim este un roman emotionant si angajant, care examineaza cu umor motivele din spatele actiunilor noastre cele mai afectuoase, dar si a celor mai rautacioase si care exploreaza relatiile noastre, complicate si contradictorii, cu aceia pe care ii numim familia noastra.

Kleinstadtholle

Kleinstadtholle

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2014

Joe hat es geschafft. Er hat nicht nur seine spieige Heimat verlassen und ist nach New York gegangen, er hat auch einen Bestseller geschrieben - einen bitterbosen Roman uber seine Jugend, seine Heimatstadt und dessen Bewohner. Nie mehr wollte er einen Fu nach Bush Falls setzen. Doch als sein Vater schwer erkrankt, kehrt Joe zuruck in die gefurchtete Kleinstadtholle, in der er alles andere als herzlich empfangen wird.

Der Sound meines Lebens

Der Sound meines Lebens

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Drew Silver hat die Nase voll von seinem Leben. Einst war er ein gefeierter Rockstar, verheiratet und glucklich. Mittlerweile liegt sein Erfolg als Musiker Jahrzehnte zuruck, seine Frau hat ihn verlassen und seine siebzehnjahrige Tochter ist schwanger. Zu allem Ubel sitzt er auch noch im Versailles fest - einem heruntergekommenem Motel, in dem desillusionierte Ex-Manner ein trostloses Dasein fristen. Silver hat akzeptiert, dass sein Leben keine positive Wendung mehr nehmen wird. Und so verweigert er nach einem Zusammenbruch die Zustimmung zu einer lebensrettenden Operation. Schlielich gibt es nichts, was ihn noch im Leben halt. Oder?

One Last Thing Before I Go

One Last Thing Before I Go

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2012

Following the New York Times bestseller This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper's latest novel is a moving, funny look at one broken family's attempt to reconnectwithout destroying each other in the process.Silver has begun to accept that life isn't going to turn out as he expected. His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy Silver can't quite bring himself to hate. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she's pregnantbecause he's the one she cares least about letting down. With the wedding looming and Casey in crisis, this broken family struggles, bonds, and comes together only to risk damaging each other even more. Lives begin anew, change radically, or in Silver's caseas he discovers that he could die at any moment without an operation he refuses to havemay be about to end in an instant.One Last Thing Before I Go demonstrates yet again Tropper's deft touch with the darkest of materials and his ability to make readers laugh out loud in one paragraph and move them to tears in the next.

Sieben verdammt lange Tage

Sieben verdammt lange Tage

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2010

"e;Ich bin deine Mutter und ich liebe dich."e; Das sagt Mom immer. Das nachste Wort lautet stets: "e;Aber ..."e;Die Familientreffen der Foxmans enden stets mit Trenschlagen und quietschenden Reifen, wenn Judd und seine Geschwister so schnell wie mglich einen Sicherheitsabstand zwischen sich und das Elternhaus bringen. Doch nun ist ihr Vater gestorben. Sein letzter Wunsch treibt allen den Angstschwei auf die Stirn: Die Foxmans sollen Schiwa sitzen, sieben Tage die traditionelle Totenwache halten. Das bedeutet, dass sie auf unbequemen Sthlen in einem kleinen Raum gefangen sind und nicht davonlaufen knnen. Nicht vor dem, was zwischen ihnen passiert ist - und nicht vor dem, was die Zukunft fr sie bereithlt Sieben verdammt lange Tage von Jonathan Tropper: amsanter Familienalltag im eBook!

Mein fast perfektes Leben

Mein fast perfektes Leben

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2010

Eigentlich konnte der 28-jahrige Doug ein wunderbares Leben fuhren - doch als seine Frau stirbt, verliert er nicht nur seine groe Liebe, sondern auch sich selbst. Sogar nach einem Jahr verlasst Doug das Sofa nur widerwillig: Er will nicht uber den Verlust hinwegkommen, denn dann wurde Hailey ganz aus seinem Leben verschwinden. Da kommt es mehr als ungelegen, dass es auf einmal andere Menschen gibt, die ihn brauchen: sein pubertierender Stiefsohn, seine scharfzungige Schwester, sein verwirrter Vater. Ganz zu schweigen von einer Nachbarin, die den trauernden Witwer mit der Eleganz eines hungrigen Hais umkreist. Dougs Leben ist wirklich alles andere als perfekt - aber es hilft nichts: Er muss es endlich wieder in den Griff bekommen ... Mein fast perfektes Leben von Jonathan Tropper im eBook!

Zeit fur Plan B

Zeit fur Plan B

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2010

Wahrend ihres Studiums waren Ben und seine vier besten Freund unzertrennlich. So sollte es auch immer bleiben. Aber ein paar Jahre spater hat die Realitat sie eingeholt - und aus den Unschlagbaren Funf sind gute Bekannte geworden, die einander nur noch gelegentlich uber den Weg laufen. Das andert sich, als einer von ihnen in groe Schwierigkeiten gerat und die vier anderen beschlieen: Wir mussen etwas tun! Es ist Zeit fur Plan B! Dummerweise haben sie den aber nie gemacht - was bedeutet, dass sie nun eine erstaunliche Anzahl von Gesetzen brechen mussen ... Zeit fr Plan B von Jonathan Tropper im eBook!

Everything Changes

Everything Changes

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2008

Jonathan Troppers novel The Book of Joe dazzled critics and readers alike with its heartfelt blend of humor and pathos. Now Tropper brings all thatand moreto an irresistible new novel. In Everything Changes, Tropper delivers a touching, wickedly funny new tale about love, loss, and the perils of a well-planned life. EVERYTHING CHANGES To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiance: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlierand by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind. Then NormZacks freewheeling, Viagra-popping fatherresurfaces after a twenty-year absence, looking to make amends. Norms overbearing, often outrageous efforts to reestablish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, and yet, despite twenty years of bad blood, he finds something compelling in his fathers maniacal determination to transform his own life. Inspired by Norm, Zack boldly attempts to make some changes of his own, and the results are instantly calamitous. Soon fists are flying, his love life is a shambles, and his once carefully structured existence is spinning hopelessly out of control. Charged with intelligence and razor sharp wit, Everything Changes is at once hilarious, moving, sexy, and wisea work of transcendent storytelling from an exciting new talent.From the Hardcover edition.

Book of Joe

Book of Joe

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2008

Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a novel that became a national bestseller and a huge hit movie. Fifteen years later, Joe is struggling to avoid the sophomore slump with his next novel when he gets a call: his father's had a stroke, so it's back to Bush Falls for the town's most famous pariah. His brother avoids him, his former classmates beat him up, and the members of the book club just hurl their copies of Bush Falls at his house. But with the help of some old friends, Joe discovers that coming home isn't all badand that maybe the best things in life are second chances.Fans of Nick Hornby and Jennifer Weiner will love this book, by turns howling funny, fiercely intelligent, and achingly poignant. As evidenced by The Book of Joe's success in both the foreign and movie markets, Jonathan Tropper has created a compelling, incredibly resonant story.From the Hardcover edition.

How to Talk to a Widower

How to Talk to a Widower

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2007

Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet suburban town, that makes him something of a celebritythe object of sympathy, curiosity, and, in some cases, unbridled desire. But Doug has other things on his mind. First theres his sixteen-year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet kid who now is getting into increasingly serious trouble on a daily basis. Then there are Dougs sisters: his bossy twin, Claire, whos just left her husband and moved in with Doug, determined to rouse him from his grieving stupor. And Debbie, whos engaged to Dougs ex-best friend and maniacally determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost.Soon Dougs entire nuclear family is in his face. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene, it isnt long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape.Funny, sexy, and smart, How to Talk to a Widower is a novel about finding your way, even when you have no idea where it is you want to go.

The Book Of Joe

The Book Of Joe

Author: Jonathan Tropper Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Joe Goffman's sizzling first novel - and a blockbuster on screen - has savaged almost every reputation in Bush Falls. Having turned his back firmly on the town he left seventeen years ago, the indignant cries of former neighbours, friends and family members - not to mention the class action slander suit - have never fazed Joe in the least. Until now. A family emergency summons him back to Bush Falls, where, mere minute after his arrival, he falls victim to the wrath of the townsfolk: milk-shakes thrown in his face, copies of his novel pelting his house, violent threats to blow up his shiny new Mercedes. But the more Bush Falls resents Joe, the more it becomes obvious that Joe desperately needs Bush Falls. As he walks along the familiar streets, memories return that he had long ago though purged by his writing. One year especially, 1986, when Joe lost his best friend and his innocence to passion, betrayal and tragedy, haunts him with a vengeance. Now, almost two decades later, Joe has to face his past without resorting to his pen. And with the help of some very old friends, he might just be able to learn something...if he manages to survive his homecoming.