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Theodore Weesner, Author of ‘The Car Thief,’ Dies at 79

From The New York Times:

Theodore Weesner, a novelist who mined his wayward youth for the stuff of his celebrated first novel, “The Car Thief,” and whose half-dozen other books earned plaudits for their patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters, died on Thursday at a hospital near his home in Portsmouth, N.H. 138 more words

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Winning the City Redux

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Author: Theodore Weesner

Genre: Fiction

First Published: 2012

Page Count: 277

Type: Paperback

Film/ TV Adaptation: No

Rating: 4/5 Stars

A story about rising above adversity when the odds are against you and navigating the murky waters of adolescence. 587 more words

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Book Fight - Episode 18: Theodore Weesner, The True Detective

Check out the podcast featuring Theodore Weesner’s The True Detective at Book Fight:

We welcome special guest Stewart O’Nan, author of The Odds, Last Night at the Lobster, A Prayer for the Dying, and many, many more, to discuss a book he calls “a great American novel no one has read.” Theodore Weesner’s 

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The Car Thief

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Author: Theodore Weesner

Genre: Fiction

First Published: 2012

Page Count: 387

Type: Paperback

Film/ TV Adaptation: No

Rating: 4/5 Stars

A young man’s coming of age story that can easily stand beside the classics. 466 more words

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"The Car Thief" by Theodore Weesner

An idea came to mind:  a simple wish to be a person other than the person he was.  The idea rose quietly; he did not move in the cot. 

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The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner: Spotlight & Review

It’s 1959.  Sixteen year-old Alex Housman has just stolen his fourteenth car and frankly doesn’t know why.  His divorced, working class father grinds out the night shift at the local Chevy Plant in Detroit, kept afloat by the flask in his glove compartment and the open bottles in his Flint, Michigan home. 349 more words

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Noted: write from the pain

“You write out of need. You write out of hunger.  It isn’t your brilliance; it’s the flaw in your makeup that drives you.”—from an interview with novelist Theodore Wessner in… 204 more words

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