In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs by Tobias Wolff

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Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

Fondly yet sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

 

About 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.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 194 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wolff, in his first—and fitfully successful—collection of stories, ropes us in most surely when he allows himself to get complicated.

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