This Boy s Life Book
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

This Boy s Life


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0802198600

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This Boy s Life Excerpt :

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

This boy s life Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

This boy s life


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0802136680

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This boy s life Excerpt :

The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.

This Boy s Life Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

This Boy s Life


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015154464

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This Boy s Life Excerpt :

The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up

Boy s Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 78 Ratings

Boy s Life


  • Author : Robert McCammon
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453231562

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Boy s Life Excerpt :

An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

In Pharaoh s Army Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

In Pharaoh s Army


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763754

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In Pharaoh s Army Excerpt :

Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.

Old School Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

Old School


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400095254

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Old School Excerpt :

The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself. The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master.

The Duke of Deception Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Duke of Deception


  • Author : Geoffrey Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679727521

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The Duke of Deception Excerpt :

Wolff recalls the years spent, mostly on the run, with his irresponsible father--a self-taught engineer, con man, forger, and gyp artist--and his later coming to terms with his father's character and life

Stop Time Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Stop Time


  • Author : Frank Conroy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1977-02-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101549490

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Stop Time Excerpt :

First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.

When Hollywood Came to Utah Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

When Hollywood Came to Utah


  • Author : James D'Arc
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423652816

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When Hollywood Came to Utah Excerpt :

A profusely illustrated history of moviemaking in Utah, from the early twentieth century to the present. For more than 100 years, the magnificent scenery and locales of Utah have played host to hundreds of Hollywood films and TV episodes, including memorable films such as The Searchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma & Louise, and Forrest Gump. This book gives readers the inside scoop on how these films were made, what happened on and off set, and more. Author and film historian James V. D’Arc provides a wealth of trivial factoids for movie buffs, including anecdotes about the interactions of Utah locals with actors and crew. New and updated text and photos have been added to the previous edition (When Hollywood Came to Town) to bring this edition up to date with movies and TV shows filmed in Utah since 2010. James V. D’Arc was curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, for 41 years. He lives in Orem, Utah.

The boys    life of Edison Book

The boys life of Edison


  • Author : William Meadowcroft
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752419825

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The boys life of Edison Excerpt :

Reproduction of the original: The boys’ life of Edison by William Meadowcroft

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs


  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061868221

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In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs Excerpt :

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."

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides  This Boy s Life by Tobias Wolff Book

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides This Boy s Life by Tobias Wolff


  • Author : Nick Konstantatos
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139948777

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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides This Boy s Life by Tobias Wolff Excerpt :

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists

Heaven is for Real Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Heaven is for Real


  • Author : Todd Burpo
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418550684

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Heaven is for Real Excerpt :

Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

The Kiss Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Kiss


  • Author : Kathryn Harrison
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307767370

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The Kiss Excerpt :

Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a bold and terrifying dream, The Kiss is breathtaking in its honesty and in the power and beauty of its creation. In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman's life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that began when Kathryn Harrison, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent whose absence had haunted her youth. A story both of taboo and of family complicity in breaking taboo, The Kiss is also about love—about the most primal of love triangles, the one that ensnares a child between mother and father. Praise for The Kiss “I couldn’t stop reading this. I’ll never stop remembering it.”—Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club “Only a writer of extraordinary gifts could bring so much light to bear on so dark a matter, redeeming it with the steadiness of her gaze and the uncanny, heartbreaking exactitude of her language.”—Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy’s Life “Beautifully written . . . jumping back and forth in time yet drawing you irresistibly toward the heart of a great evil.”—The New York Times “Like all good literature, The Kiss illuminates something that we knew already, while also teaching us things we had not even suspected.”—Los Angeles Times “A darkly beautiful book, fearless and frightening, ironic and compassionate.”—Mary Gordon, author of Circling My Mother “Harrison’s story is her own, but it is also a brilliant fiction, densely mythic, sometimes almost liturgical sounding and raw. She is both author and protagonist of a dark pilgrim’s progress.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Tobias Wolff s This Boy s Life Book

Tobias Wolff s This Boy s Life


  • Author : Erica Peters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 1875777474

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Tobias Wolff s This Boy s Life Excerpt :

Reading a novel - Tobias Wolff - Historical and social background - Summary of the plot - Structure - Characterisation - Themes and issues.