Books by Walter Tevis

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Walter Stone Tevis (1928-1984) was an American novelist and short story writer. Three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. His books have been translated into at least 18 languages. (Wikipedia)

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The Queen's Gambit
by Walter Tevis
“What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy).   When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers...
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Mockingbird
by Walter Tevis
This sci-fi masterpiece is “a moral tale that has elements of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Superman, and Star Wars” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).   In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a post-apocalyptic, dying landscape. People...
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The Man Who Fell to Earth
by Walter Tevis
The “beautiful” novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times).  The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer...
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The Hustler
by Walter Tevis
"A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance." – Time OutWhen it was first published in 1959, The Hustler was the first--and the best--novel written about billiards in the 400-year history of the game. The book quickly won a respected readership and later an audience for the movie with the...
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