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Tobias Wolff
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Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Back in the World
Stories
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $14.95

To American soldiers in Vietnam, "back in the world," meant America and safety. To Tobias Wolff's characters, Back in the World is where lives that have veered out of control just might become normal again. Unfortunately, the men and women in these gripping, pungent, and wonderfully skewed stories have only the... Read more >
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Back in the World
Stories
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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In Pharaoh's Army
Memories of the Lost War
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $15.95

This is Wolff’s brilliant and unflinching account of his tour in Vietnam, expressed with the immediacy of autobiography and the art of his best fiction. Traversing an arc that leads from paratrooper’s jump school to the carnage of the Tet offensive, recreating a war where survival depends less on skill than... Read more >
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In Pharaoh's Army
Memories of the Lost War
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Night In Question
Stories
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 1997
Price: $15.00

One of the sinuous and subtly crafted stories in Tobias Wolff's new collection--his first in eleven years--begins with a man biting a dog. The fact that Wolff is reversing familiar expectations is only half the point. The other half is that Wolff makes the reversal seem inevitable: the dog has attacked... Read more >
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The Night In Question
Stories
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Old School

Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $14.00

The author of the genre-defining memoir This Boy’s Life, the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning novella The Barracks Thief, and short stories acclaimed as modern classics, Tobias Wolff now gives us his first novel.

Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of... Read more >
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Old School

Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $9.99

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Our Story Begins
New and Selected Stories
Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $17.00

This collection of stories—twenty-one classics followed by ten potent new stories—displays Tobias Wolff's exquisite gifts over a quarter century.

"Unforgettable…. Wolff's voice is unfailingly authentic, while his embrace of the variety of American experience is knowing, forgiving and all-encompassing." —The New York Times Book Review

"A volume that belongs on everybody's shelf... Read more >
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Our Story Begins

Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $12.99

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

Written by Tobias Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 1994
Price: $16.95

The thirty-three stories in this volume, selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, prove that the American short story is as lively and robust an art form as it was in the early half of the century.  Writers like Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Flannery O'Connor paved the way for many of those... Read more >
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