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Tommy Wallach

Biography

Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based musician and novelist. He is the author of THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE and WE ALL LOOKED UP, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and was optioned for film by Paramount. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, Tin House, Wired, Salon and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records, as well as two independent releases, including We All Looked Up: The Album, a companion record to his first novel. He is a recent MacDowell Fellow.

Tommy Wallach

Books by Tommy Wallach

by Tommy Wallach - Coming of Age, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
After their devastating journey from the Anchor to Sophia, Clive and Clover Hamill, Gemma Poplin, and Paz Dedios have all been separated --- not only in space, but in their convictions. In the Anchor, Clive would like nothing better than to never speak with Paz again, but when he is tapped to help with her interrogation, the two of them begin to reconcile their differences, which don’t run nearly as deep as they expected. In Sophia, as Clover learns more and more about the city and its enigmatic director, Zeno, his faith in his mission begins to waver. 
by Tommy Wallach - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

They said that the first generation of man was brought low by its appetites. They said mankind’s voracity was so great, the Lord sent his own Daughter to bring fire and devastation to the world. The survivors were few, but over the course of centuries they banded together to form a new civilization. Brothers Clive and Clover, the sons of a well-respected minister, have spent their lives spreading the gospel. But when their traveling ministry discovers a community intent on rediscovering the blasphemous technologies of the past, a chain of events will be set in motion that will pit city against city…and brother against brother.

by Tommy Wallach - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

by Tommy Wallach - Young Adult 14+
They always say that high school is the best time of your life. Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait. Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.