Books by Tobias Wolff

OUR STORY BEGINS by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2008

"Richard Yates, Raymond Carver and Robert Stone are the modern masters whom Wolff most resembles. Like their best work, his own exhibits classic richness and depth, and it's built to last."
An impressive range of contemporary experience is distilled into crisp, urgent little dramas in this story collection from Wolff (Old School, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
OLD SCHOOL by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2003

"An odd pastiche that never coheres: storywriter and editor Wolff (Best New American Voices 2000, etc.) offers some nice vignettes that add up to considerably less than the sum of their parts."
A witty but ultimately rather pointless debut novel about life at a New England boarding school. Read full book review >
BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2000 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2000

"Both the imperatives of multiculturalism and a proliferation of genuine literary talent have stimulated a contemporary plethora of story anthologies. This lively volume is one of the best of them. "
Twenty previously unpublished stories, chosen by debut guest editor Wolff from entries submitted by various collegiate writing programs, community workshops, prison writing projects, and miscellaneous competitions, located in the US and Canada. Read full book review >
WRITERS HARVEST 3 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A strong and varied anthology gathered for a worthwhile cause."
The money raised by these Writer's Harvest anthologies, which collect representative work by both new and well-established writers, is donated to the Share Our Strength coalition, devoted to ending hunger, thus allowing writers, in the words of Tobias Wolff, "the chance to put their work at the service of others without any sanctimonious distortions of their voices and interests." Read full book review >
THE NIGHT IN QUESTION by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1996

"Understatement, irony, and surprising juxtapositions are the key ingredients of these generally accomplished and resonant fictions—the best of which are certainly among the most accomplished being written in our time. (First printing of 30,000)"
 A surprisingly uneven assemblage that, nevertheless, hits several astonishing highs. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1994 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"Mostly safe, but with enough danger and excitement to make it worthwhile."
 Despite some real snoozers, a solid, generally somber sampling of today's established short story writers. Read full book review >
IN PHARAOH'S ARMY by Tobias Wolff
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 26, 1994

"If less intense than his earlier memoir's portrayal of a troubled childhood, this candid work evenly weighs the many costs and few gains of coming of age in a war."
 Wolff continues his memoirs in this excellent volume, with his keen prose, dispassionate mordancy, and writer's attention to mood and characters applied to Vietnam's moral absurdity. Read full book review >
THE VINTAGE BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 1994

"Then again, maybe he just likes the stories. (Author tour)"
 If there is anything other than the nationality of their authors that unites these stories, it is a disinterest in postmodern formal athleticism. Read full book review >
THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff
Released: Jan. 24, 1988

"Lucid, bitter, precise, terribly sad: the real-life equivalent of Wolff's acclaimed fiction."
Wolff shifts to nonfiction in this jewel-like memoir of childhood in the 1950's. Read full book review >