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Just last night, someone asked me to name my favorite author. Gimme a break. I had to pick one? In the end, of course, I couldn't pick just one. But one of the first names that sprang to mind when the question was popped was Lorrie Moore. She is my favorite contemporary short story writer. I'm recommending Like Life, but Birds of America is just as good. I think Lorrie Moore must go to hundreds of cocktail parties with a tiny hidden tape recorder, and she must slip under people's beds and record their most intimate thoughts. And I know she's got phones tapped, because she's got it down. I mean, she's got us down, we humans in all our fallible glory. And her words reach right out and tap you on the noggin. Her writing is sharp and funny, her humor dry and sardonic. But her stories are not void of tenderness, quite the contrary — it's just that the spots that hit home come unexpectedly in the smallest, most amazing details. When I first started reading Lorrie Moore, I used to write down all the terrific turns-of-phrase, but my hand started to cramp. You get the picture.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452266377
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Moore, Lorrie
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Series:
Contemporary Fiction, Plume
Series Volume:
no. 101-139
Publication Date:
19910801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.99x5.32x.56 in. .37 lbs.

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Just last night, someone asked me to name my favorite author. Gimme a break. I had to pick one? In the end, of course, I couldn't pick just one. But one of the first names that sprang to mind when the question was popped was Lorrie Moore. She is my favorite contemporary short story writer. I'm recommending Like Life, but Birds of America is just as good. I think Lorrie Moore must go to hundreds of cocktail parties with a tiny hidden tape recorder, and she must slip under people's beds and record their most intimate thoughts. And I know she's got phones tapped, because she's got it down. I mean, she's got us down, we humans in all our fallible glory. And her words reach right out and tap you on the noggin. Her writing is sharp and funny, her humor dry and sardonic. But her stories are not void of tenderness, quite the contrary — it's just that the spots that hit home come unexpectedly in the smallest, most amazing details. When I first started reading Lorrie Moore, I used to write down all the terrific turns-of-phrase, but my hand started to cramp. You get the picture.

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