In the Garden of the North American Martyrs by Tobias Wolff audiobook

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

By Tobias Wolff
Read by Anthony Heald

Blackstone Publishing
0.42 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781482951943

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Tobias Wolff’s masterful short story about one woman’s quietrevenge on the pomposity and arrogance of academia Meticulous, funny, eccentric—Mary has always been mindful ofthe complex role she plays as a professor of history. Her lectures arecarefully written out beforehand; her departmental loyalties ambiguous. She isso careful, in fact, that she began to see herself as flat, dull, and lifeless. The closing of Brandon College, the institution she’d spentmore than fifteen years at, changes everything. Forced to find anotherposition, Mary finds herself at an experimental college in rainy Oregon. Sicklyand unhappy, Mary feels as if she’s dying—until a letter from an old colleague holdspromises of a bright future. Louise works for a prestigious school in upstateNew York and wants to help her secure a position there. Excited, Mary fliesacross the country for an interview. But things aren’t as they seem, and Mary, disenchantedwith Louise’s vanity and the futility of the university, for once, throwscaution to the wind.

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Summary

Summary

Tobias Wolff’s masterful short story about one woman’s quietrevenge on the pomposity and arrogance of academia

Meticulous, funny, eccentric—Mary has always been mindful ofthe complex role she plays as a professor of history. Her lectures arecarefully written out beforehand; her departmental loyalties ambiguous. She isso careful, in fact, that she began to see herself as flat, dull, and lifeless.

The closing of Brandon College, the institution she’d spentmore than fifteen years at, changes everything. Forced to find anotherposition, Mary finds herself at an experimental college in rainy Oregon. Sicklyand unhappy, Mary feels as if she’s dying—until a letter from an old colleague holdspromises of a bright future. Louise works for a prestigious school in upstateNew York and wants to help her secure a position there. Excited, Mary fliesacross the country for an interview. But things aren’t as they seem, and Mary, disenchantedwith Louise’s vanity and the futility of the university, for once, throwscaution to the wind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tobias Wolff is a captivating, brilliant writer, one of the best we’ve got.” Annie Dillard
“Wolff’s vision is so acute and his talent so refined…These stories provoke our amazed appreciation.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the whole collection

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Author Bio: Tobias Wolff

Author Bio: Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is the author of several previous books and the editor of a growing list of anthologies. He has received numerous awards, among them the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. He lives in Northern California and teaches English and creative writing at Stanford University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English