Tag Archives: Birds of America

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Terrific Mother’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America: Stories, by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Terrific Mother’ – the last story in the collection. ‘Terrific Mother’ opens with a scene of such horror that it is hard to believe … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Community Life’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries), by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Community Life’. Lorrie Moore has a way of skewering certain pretensions … she pulls no punches, and yet somehow it doesn’t come … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Dance In America’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries), by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Dance in America’. One of the quotes from a review on Amazon of Lorrie Moore’s stuff says: that she has the “ability … Continue reading

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The Books: “Birds of America” – ‘Willing’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries), by Lorrie Moore. With Birds of America, published in 1998, Lorrie Moore hit the jackpot. That book was everywhere you looked. It was on the NY Times bestseller list. … Continue reading

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Sheila’s List of Contemporary Must-Read Fiction

1. This is # 1 on the list, forever. 2. If anyone ever really wants to understand, on a cellular level, how I see the world, and humanity’s place in it … I wouldn’t be able to describe it myself … Continue reading

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