News Flash

Staff Picks (Amy)

Posted on: January 12, 2021

Old School

Old School

by Tobias Wolff

Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain.

Find in our catalog
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Staff Picks (Amy)

Weather

Weather

Posted on: January 8, 2021
All Aunt Hagar's Children

All Aunt Hagar's Children: Stories

Posted on: January 8, 2021
City of Girls

City of Girls

Posted on: January 8, 2021
The Bell

The Bell

Posted on: January 12, 2021
Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

Posted on: January 8, 2021
My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

Posted on: December 23, 2019
The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife

Posted on: December 23, 2019
The Next Queen of Heaven

The Next Queen of Heaven

Posted on: December 23, 2019
Mother's Milk

Mother's Milk

Posted on: December 23, 2019
Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women

Posted on: December 23, 2019
Life Stories

Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker

Posted on: December 23, 2019
Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

Posted on: December 23, 2019
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Posted on: December 23, 2019
Hotel Du Lac 150x235.jpg

Hotel du Lac

Posted on: March 24, 2016
Shadows on the Hudson 156x235.jpg

Shadows on the Hudson

Posted on: March 31, 2016
Us 154x235.jpg

Us

Posted on: March 31, 2016
iwastoldtheredbecake 150x235.jpg

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Posted on: April 6, 2015
liberatedbride 156x235.jpg

The Liberated Bride

Posted on: September 16, 2015
bobcat 157x235.jpg

Bobcat, and Other Stories

Posted on: November 19, 2014
Attack of the theater people.jpg

Attack of the Theater People

Posted on: April 6, 2015
everythingisilluminated 157x235.jpg

Everything Is Illuminated

Posted on: April 6, 2015
Freddy and Fredericka.jpg

Freddy and Fredericka

Posted on: April 6, 2015