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Porter Shreve

Born: 1966 in Washington DC
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Shreve lives in Chicago and West LaFayette, Indiana with his wife and writer Bich Minh Nguyen.

Biography: Shreve is the author of the acclaimed novel The Obituary Writer, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Book Sense 76 pick. Shreve, whom Lorrie Moore has hailed as a 'wonderful and accomplished' writer, currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Purdue University.

  • ''The Obituary Writer'' was a 2000 New York Times Notable Book and a Borders Original Voices selection. ''Drives Like a Dream'' was a 2005 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year and a People "Great Reads" selection. ''When the White House Was Ours'' was a 200

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Porter Shreve on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Drives Like a Dream.
ISBN: 0618711929 OCLC: 149615440

Mariner Books 2006.

The obituary writer /
ISBN: 0395981328 OCLC: 42420862

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 2000.

In 1989, twenty-two-year-old Gordie Hatch takes a job as an obituary writer for the St. Louis Independent, but an encounter with young widow Alice Whiting leads him on an obsessive quest in search of the truth behind the Whiting family.

When the white house was ours
ISBN: 9780547996141 OCLC: 797832333

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston : 2008.

When the white house was ours /
ISBN: 0618722106 OCLC: 213385015

Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston : 2008.

It's 1976, and while the country prepares to celebrate the bicentennial, Daniel Truitt's family is falling apart. His father, Pete, has been fired from yet another teaching job, and his mother, Valerie, is one step away from leaving for good. But when Pete lucks into a crumbling mansion in the nation's capital, he makes a bold plan to start a school under his own roof where students and teachers will be equals.