"A towering monument of a book...[Wolff] has courteously picked 21 of his presumable favorites-going back to the very beginning-and then appended to this welcome gift a collection of ten new stories that alone would be cause for celebration...There's no one else practicing the form with as much warm devotion or cool mastery." -Jeff Turrentine, "The Washington Post"
"Wolff is a superb storyteller who makes almost anything he touches ring true." --"Newsweek "
"For thirty years Wolff has been publishing stories that feel yanked from the jagged mouth of real experience and turned into art...The entire moral crux of life pivots on an instant...These stories remind a reader how powerful and important good stories are, especially ones that look unblinkingly into our wicked, yearning hearts." --John Freeman, "Sunday Star-Ledger"
"It's impossible to read Tobias Wolff and not come away transformed...[He] fully exposes the good, bad, and ugly about what it means to be alive in this day and age." --Andrew Ervin, "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Adept short stories-whole worlds evoked in just a few pages-[with] the heft and density, the unexpected beauty, of Alice Munro, of Chekhov." --Lisa Jennifer Selzman, "Houston Chronicle
"Wolff reminds us again and again why we still return to fiction for what we need to know about how people live their lives." --Daniel Torday, "Esquire"
"Restrained, droll, and nearly flawless in structure, Tobias Wolff's keen-edged stories often concern confused folks who want to do the right thing, or at least find a way to allow themselves to believe that they're doing the fith thing...Ten of [these] stories are new, and they're more accomplished than ever." --Karen Karbo, "Entertainment Weekly," (Grade A)
"If any short story writer working today has earned the right to release his greatest hits, it's Tobias Wolff...The complexity of emotion [he] evokes within the space of a few pages, from hilarity to heashow more