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Geoffrey Wolff
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Geoffrey Wolff is the author of six novels and six works of nonfiction, including the memoir The Duke of Deception, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1994 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1995 to 2006, he directed the Graduate Program in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. For his writing, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in Bath, Maine.

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A Day at the Beach

Written by Geoffrey Wolff
Introduction by Ann Patchett


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95

In this essay collection, now with a new introduction by Ann Patchett, Geoffrey Wolff recounts the moral (and sometimes immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father. He shows us his wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases—presided over by his con-man father—then shifts to his brash, short-lived teaching career in Istanbul. With... Read more >
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A Day at the Beach
Recollections
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Duke of Deception

Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $15.95

Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman—a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting... Read more >
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Duke of Deception

Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Hard Way Around
The Passages of Joshua Slocum
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.00

In 1895 Joshua Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the Spray, a thirty-seven-foot sloop. More than three years later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, and his account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, made him internationally famous. But scandal soon followed, and a... Read more >
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The Hard Way Around
The Passages of Joshua Slocum
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

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