Tobias Wolff's first two books proved how the short story can "provoke our amazed appreciation" (New York Times Book Review). Now he returns with fresh revelations - about biding one's time, or experiencing first love, or burying one's mother - that come to a variety of characters in circumstances at once everyday and extraordinary. A retired Marine enrolls in college while her son trains for Iraq. A lawyer takes a difficult deposition. An American in Rome indulges the Gypsy who's picked his pocket. In this potent new collection, the first in over a decade, Wolff displays his mastery over a quarter century, once again proving himself "a writer of the highest order: part storyteller, part philosopher, someone deeply engaged in asking hard questions that take a lifetime to resolve." (Los Angeles Times)More
"[A]s good as anything Wolff has done...Wolff expertly uses irony and empathy to explore facets of contemporary life." (Publishers Weekly)
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Wonderful stories and a good reader
- Stone Circle