Tim Tharp


Born
Henryetta, Oklahoma
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Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma where he writes novels and teaches in the Humanities Department at Rose State College. In addition to earning a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.F.A. from Brown University, Tim Tharp has been a factory hand, construction laborer, psychiatric aid, long-distance hitchhiker, and record store clerk. His first novel, Falling Dark (Milkweed Press), was awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. Knights of the Hill Country (Knopf Books for Young Readers) is his first novel for young adults and was named to the American Library Association's Best Books of 2007 list. Tim's new YA novel, The Spectacular Now, (Knopf Books, Nov. 2008) was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award.

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The Spectacular Now


The Spectacular Now
2008 Finalist for the National Book Award

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (November, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0375851798
ISBN-13: 978-0375851797





SUTTER KEELY. HE’S the guy you want at your party. He’ll get everyone dancing. He’ll get everyone in your parents’ pool. Okay, so he’s not exactly a shining academic star. He has no plans for college...

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The Spectacular Now

3.52 avg rating — 38,459 ratings — published 2008 — 40 editions
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Knights of the Hill Country

3.84 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Mojo

3.16 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Badd

3.29 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Falling Dark: A Novel

3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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“Besides, it doesn't matter if it's real. It never does with dreams. They aren't anything anyway but lifesavers to cling to so you don't drown. Life is an ocean, and most everyone's hanging on to some kind of dream to keep afloat.”
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

“Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.”
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

“Childhood was a fantastic country to live in.”
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now



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