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Readings from Tobias Wolff’s New Book: Our Story Begins
April 26, 2008 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 Play, Listen Up, Oliver 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.)