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Our Story Begins

(2008)
New and Selected Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
“One of our most exquisite storytellers” (Esquire) gives us his first collection in over a decade: ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display his mastery over a quarter century.

Tobias Wolff's first two books, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs and Back in the World, were a powerful demonstration of how the short story can “provoke our amazed appreciation,” as The New York Times Book Review wrote then. In the years since, he's written a third collection, The Night in Question, as well as a pair of genre-defining memoirs (This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army), the novella The Barracks Thief, and, most recently, a novel, Old School.

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 enrolled in college while her son trains for Iraq, a lawyer taking a difficult deposition, an American in Rome indulging the Gypsy who's picked his pocket. In these stories, as with his earlier, much-anthologized work, he once again proves himself, according to the Los Angeles Times, “a writer of the highest order: part storyteller, part philosopher, someone deeply engaged in asking hard questions that take a lifetime to resolve.”

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-9727-8 / 978-0-7475-9727-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 1-4000-4459-6 / 978-1-4000-4459-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-9743-X / 978-0-7475-9743-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 1-4000-9597-2 / 978-1-4000-9597-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Our Story Begins
Author(s): Wolff, Tobias, read by: Heald, Anthony
ISBN: 1-4332-0395-2 / 978-1-4332-0395-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Our Story Begins : New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Wolff, Tobias, reader: To be announced
ISBN: 1-4332-0397-9 / 978-1-4332-0397-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Our Story Begins
Author(s): Wolff, Tobias, read by: Heald, Anthony
ISBN: 1-4332-0396-0 / 978-1-4332-0396-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Our Story Begins : New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Wolff, Tobias, reader: To be announced
ISBN: 1-4332-0398-7 / 978-1-4332-0398-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Our Story Begins : New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Wolff, Tobias, reader: To be announced
ISBN: 1-4332-0399-5 / 978-1-4332-0399-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Our Story Begins (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Vintage
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