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Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)


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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Book of the Year

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Winner of the Salon Book Award

A Village Voice Book of the Year

Birds of America is the celebrated collection of twelve stories from Lorrie Moore, one of the finest authors at work today.


“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial…. Stand[s] by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A marvelous collection…. Her stories are tough, lean, funny, and metaphysical…. Birds of America has about it a wild beauty that simply makes one feel more connected to life.” —The Boston Globe


“At once sad, funny, lyrical and prickly, Birds of America attests to the deepening emotional chiaroscuro of her wise and beguiling work.” —The New York Times


“Stunning…. There’s really no one like Moore; in a perfect marriage of art form and mind, she has made the short story her own.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Birds of America stands as a major work of American short fiction…. Absolutely mastered.” —Elle


“Wonderful…. These stories impart such terrifying truths.” —Philadelphia Inquirer


“Lorrie Moore soars with Birds of America.... A marvelous, fiercely funny book.” —Newsweek


“Fifty years from now, it may well turn out that the work of very few American writers has as much to say about what it means to be alive in our time as that of Lorrie Moore.” —Harper’s Magazine

About the Author

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America and Self-Help, and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, Anagrams, and A Gate at the Stairs. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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Moore, Lorrie
Vintage Books USA
Short Stories (single author)
Stories (single author)
Short stories
United States Social life and customs.
Literature-A to Z
short stories;fiction;stories;short fiction;humor;american;american literature;20th century;literature;relationships;contemporary;usa;contemporary fiction;anthology;women;short story;cancer
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Trade paper
Vintage Contemporaries
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8.06x5.10x.97 in. .71 lbs.

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