Tom Drury

Tom Drury is an American novelist known for his distinctive narrative style and his works that often explore the lives of people in the American Midwest. His notable works include 'The End of Vandalism' and 'Pacific'.


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  1. 1. The End Of Vandalism

    The book revolves around the life of a former high school football star turned local sheriff in the quiet Midwestern town of Grouse County. His routine existence is shaken when he stumbles upon an act of vandalism at a local school and meets an enigmatic woman who is new to town. As he navigates a series of peculiar events and relationships, including his dealings with the woman and his ex-wife, the sheriff finds himself embroiled in a deeper mystery that challenges his understanding of the community he's sworn to protect. The novel weaves together themes of love, loss, and the complexities of human connection against the backdrop of small-town America.

    The 10768th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Hunts In Dreams

    In "Hunts In Dreams," the narrative follows the life of a Midwestern family over the course of a single weekend. The story delves into the complexities and quiet struggles of familial relationships, as each member of the family confronts their individual desires, fears, and disappointments. Set against the backdrop of rural America, the novel paints a poignant portrait of the family's dynamic, exploring themes of love, purpose, and the search for meaning amidst the ordinariness of everyday life. With a blend of humor and melancholy, the book captures the essence of human connection and the bittersweet nature of existence.

    The 10819th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Pacific

    "Pacific" is a novel that weaves together the lives of various characters as they navigate personal challenges and search for meaning in their interconnected stories. The central figure is a young man who moves from the Midwest to California, where he encounters a cast of colorful individuals, including a washed-up movie star, a reclusive billionaire, and a host of other quirky personalities. As their paths cross and their tales intertwine, the narrative delves into themes of identity, the impact of the past on the present, and the elusive nature of the American Dream against the backdrop of the vast and varied Pacific landscape. Through sharp dialogue and insightful observations, the book paints a portrait of contemporary life and the complexities of human relationships.

    The 10961st Greatest Book of All Time