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Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life

This Boy's Life

Shortly after Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life was published in 1989, critics loaded it with honors: the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography, New York Times Notable Book of the Year, National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction finalist. In making their award, the judges in Los Angeles noted, “Wolff writes in language that is lyrical without embellishment, defines his characters with exact strokes and perfectly pitched voices, [and] creates suspense around ordinary events, locating the deep mystery within them.” For the New York Times review board, Wolff’s memoir was “So absolutely clear and hypnotic…that a reader wants to take it apart and find some simple way to describe why it works so beautifully.”

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