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Tobias Wolff joined WordTheatre on April 26th to celebrate the release of Our Story Begins with selected readings from his new book!

  • David Clennon (Miles on Thirty Something) read “That Room”
  • Wendy Makkena (State of PlayListen UpOliver Beene) read “The White Bible”
  • Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Mullholland Falls, Karen Sisco) read “Down to Bone”
  • Tobias Wolff read “Her Dog”

Our Story Begins is a collection of ten new short stories, along with 21 classics, from the acclaimed and award-winning writer Tobias Wolff — his first in more than a decade.


The L.A. Times Book Review declared:

“Wolff has been honing his short stories for 30 years. His mind, his wisdom, his timing and his wit cut through our stasis with the elegance of a world-class surgeon.”


“Of the components in short fiction — voice, character, motif, trajectory, dialogue, first sentence, pacing, title, curtain line — Wolff lays each down impeccably and quietly, a master mason, without fanfare and without the current faddishness for flourishes and turkey-cocking.”

(The full L.A. Times Book Review article can be read here.)