Tag Archives: Lorrie Moore

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

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries), by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Agnes of Iowa’. One of the most powerful stories of the collection. I’m not sure why it is so effective – there … 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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The Books: “Like Life” – ‘Joy’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Like Life, by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Joy’. Somehow Lorrie Moore manages to convey deep loneliness without going on and on about it in a relentless way. Her characters are not openly depressed … Continue reading

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The Books: Like Life – ‘Vissi D’Arte’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: An excerpt from Like Life, by Lorrie Moore. Excerpt from the story ‘Vissi D’Arte’. Poor Harry. Harry is a playwright who lives in New York City. He won a contest 4 years ago – something … Continue reading

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The Books: “Like Life” – ‘Two Boys’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Like Life by Lorrie Moore – another short story collection, her second, I believe. There are only eight stories here, but each one is a magnificently specific experience – nobody like Lorrie Moore. Her stories … Continue reading

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The Books: “Self-Help” – ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Guide to the Tenor of Love’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Self-Help by Lorrie Moore – a short story collection. Excerpt from ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Guide to the Tenor of Love’ Many of the stories in Self Help are hard to excerpt – … Continue reading

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The Books: “Self-Help” – ‘What Is Seized’ (Lorrie Moore)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt – on my adult fiction shelves: Self-Help by Lorrie Moore – a short story collection. Excerpt from the second story: ‘What Is Seized’. A story told in fragments. It’s very very sad. The … Continue reading

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The Books: “Self-Help” – ‘How to Be An Other Woman’ (Lorrie Moore)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Next book on the shelf: Self-Help by Lorrie Moore – a short story collection (her first, I believe). I’ll be excerpting from many of her stories – she’s so damn good. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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