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This Boy's Life

A Memoir
Wolff, Tobias (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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This unforgettable, bestselling memoir by a gifted writer introduces the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. A "New York Times" Notable Book of ther Year.
Authors: Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Title: This boy's life
a memoir
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [1999], c1989.
Edition: 1st Grove Press ed.
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Also published in paperback by Grove Press in [2000] with ISBN 0802136680.
Also published by Paw Print with ISBN 9781439500071.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 56 10120
ISBN: 0833553801
0802136680
9781439500071
Branch Call Number: PS3573.O558 Z477 1999
B Wolff.T Wolff.T 1999
Statement of Responsibility: Tobias Wolff
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.6 12.0 Quiz: 107880.
Subject Headings: Wolff, Tobias, 1945- Childhood and youth. Authors, American 20th century Biography.
Topical Term: Authors, American
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Feb 04, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tobias Wolff's memoir of his sometimes adventurous, often difficult childhood is, by turns, gritty, tender and nostalgic. The tough time growing up memoir has become something of a cliche, but this is one of the best examples, reading like a novel with an authentic, observant American voice at its heart. Much of it takes place in Washington, so Northwest readers especially will be able to relate to it. Wolff also wrote a memoir about his time in Vietnam. Made into a film with Robert De Niro. Leonardo Dicaprio and Ellen DeBarkin.

Sep 05, 2013
  • BugLady1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful voice that keeps the reader wanting to know what happens next. Somewhat sad true story. I became so attached to the narrator that I found myself wanting to know more of his story when it came to an end.

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