Search - List of Books by Eric Kraft

Eric Kraft (born 1944) is an American novelist. He is known for his series of novels that make up "The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy". Each novel tells of some aspect of the fictional Peter Leroy's life, with several of them supposed to have been written by Leroy. Kraft's website describes the series:

"The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy is one large work of fiction composed of many interconnected parts. Its parts are the memoirs and collected works of a fictional character, Peter Leroy, who tells an alternative version of his life story; explores the effect of imagination on perception, memory, hope, and fear; holds a fun-house mirror to scenes of life in the United States; ruminates upon the nature of the universe and the role of human consciousness within it; and prods and probes the painful world of time and place in search of the niches where hilarity hides."

The novels published so far in the series are:

  • Herb ’n’ Lorna (1989): Peter Leroy reconstructs the lives of his maternal grandparents and their animated erotic jewelry business.
  • Reservations Recommended (1990): Leroy's childhood friend, Matthew Barber, is imagined in adulthood. Barber is vice president of a toy company by day and a restaurant reviewer named B.W. Beath by night.
  • Little Follies (1992, collection of previously published novellas)
  • Where Do You Stop? (1992): Peter must complete a school assignment thirty years late and, in so attempting, revisits his memories of the schoolteacher who challenged him.
  • What a Piece of Work I Am (1993): Ariane is six years older than Peter. She's the ostensible bad girl who works in a clam shack. But why has she taken up an unusual theatrical experiment in which she must live her life before a crowd for many years?
  • At Home with the Glynns (1995): Peter revisits the Glynn twins and takes on an unusual job that involves doctoring sketches and disguising a secret.
  • Leaving Small's Hotel (1998): Peter and his wife Albertine, faced with looming costs, attempt to save their beloved hotel. Meanwhile, Peter reads 50 stories over the course of 50 nights.
  • Inflating a Dog (2002): Peter's mother attempts to keep both a boat and her entrepreneurial dreams afloat. Meanwhile, Peter attempts to resuscitate a slowly sinking boat.
  • Passionate Spectator (2004): Now living in Manhattan, Peter is summoned for jury duty and uses this moment to enter the mind of Matthew Barber in the present, later taking on the identity of Bertram W. Beath in Miami.
  • Flying (2009): This trilogy contains three novellas (Taking Off, On the Wing, and Flying Home) and juxtaposes Peter's early adventures traveling cross-country on an aerocycle with Peter and his wife Albertine revisiting this territory in the present.
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Total Books: 54
Herb 'n' Lorna
2010 - Herb 'n' Lorna (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781935597018
ISBN-10: 1935597019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Flying
2009 - Flying (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312428723
ISBN-10: 0312428723
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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On the Wing Book Two of Flying A Trilogy
2007 - On the Wing Book Two of Flying a Trilogy [Flying: a Trilogy] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312363741
ISBN-10: 0312363745
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Taking Off A Novel
2007 - Taking Off a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312426897
ISBN-10: 0312426895
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Taking Off
2006 - Taking Off (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312318840
ISBN-10: 0312318847
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

Passionate Spectator  A Novel
2005 - Passionate Spectator a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312424848
ISBN-10: 0312424841
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Passionate Spectator
2004 - Passionate Spectator (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312318826
ISBN-10: 0312318820
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
 1

Inflating a Dog The Story of Ella's Lunch Launch
2003 - Inflating a Dog the Story of Ella's Lunch Launch (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312422219
ISBN-10: 0312422210
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Inflating a Dog  The Story of Ella's Lunch Launch
2002 - Inflating a Dog the Story of Ella's Lunch Launch (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312288044
ISBN-10: 0312288042
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Leaving Small's Hotel  The Story of Ella's Lunch Launch
1999 - Leaving Small's Hotel the Story of Ella's Lunch Launch (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312206604
ISBN-10: 0312206607
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Leaving Small's Hotel
1998 - Leaving Small's Hotel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312186890
ISBN-10: 0312186894
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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At Home with the Glynns  The Personal History Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy
Herb 'N' Lorna  A Novel
1995 - Herb 'n' Lorna a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312135096
ISBN-10: 0312135092
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Reservations Recommended  A Novel
1995 - Reservations Recommended a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312135973
ISBN-10: 0312135971
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

What A Piece of Work I Am  A Novel
1995 - What a Piece of Work I Am a Novel [A Confabulation] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312132118
ISBN-10: 0312132115
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Wishful Thinking
1995 - Wishful Thinking (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552996129
ISBN-10: 0552996122
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The Little Follies  The Personal History Adventure Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy
1995 - The Little Follies the Personal History Adventure Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy [So Far] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312119287
ISBN-10: 0312119283
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Where Do You Stop  The Personal History Adventures Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy
1995 - Where Do You Stop the Personal History Adventures Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy [Continued] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312119324
ISBN-10: 0312119321
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Sweet Miseries
1994 - Sweet Miseries (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552995948
ISBN-10: 0552995940
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The Little Follies
1994 - The Little Follies (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517131732
ISBN-10: 0517131730
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What A Piece Of Work I Am
1994 - What a Piece of Work I Am [A Confabulation] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517596128
ISBN-10: 0517596121
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1982 - My Mother Takes a Tumble [The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy, No 1] (Paperback)
Life on the Bolotomy [The Personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy] (Paperback)
The Static of the Spheres [The Personal history, adventures, experiences & observations of Peter Leroy] (Paperback)
Static of the Spheres [The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observation, No 4] (Paperback)
The Girl with the White Fur Muff [The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy, Number Six] (Paperback)
Peter Leroy the Young Tars [Personal History, Adventures, Experiences, and Observations of Peter Leroy, No 9] (Paperback)
Peter Leroy Mutiny [Personal History, Adventures, Experiences, and Observations of Peter Leroy, No 10] (Paperback)
Herb Y Lorna [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)