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Collected Stories by Lorrie Moore
Hardcover $27.00
Mar 03, 2020 | ISBN 9780375712388

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“Superb . . . Moore is a short story superstar, a wily wordsmith, an extraordinary empath. In a few short pages–sometimes in just a few words–she is able to evoke essentially everything about the characters she conjures . . . vast yet intimate . . . Moore’s stories have a way of burrowing into the head and the heart and taking up residence there, reverberating like a startled laugh or a stifled sob. This expansive, exquisite collection cements Moore’s standing as one of the greatest short story writers of our time.” –KIRKUS (starred review)

“Moore’s writing contains multitudes . . . There really is no one quite like her.” —THE NEW REPUBLIC
 
“Extraordinary . . . Moore’s construction of a sentence, a paragraph, a page, is rarely less than exhilarating . . . There is a moral nobility to Moore’s assertion that even the least brilliant of lives deserve to be brilliantly documented . . . Moore does not make us feel better; she hurts us. But she hurts us in vital, generous ways, and it is testament to the brilliance of her writing that we let her.” —THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
  
 “One of the finest short story writers in the country.” —LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
 
“Lorrie Moore’s writing is strange and wonderful. It should be among anyone’s top reasons for being alive.” —POPMATTERS
 
“Here is why one reads Moore: the terse, true polish of her emotional wisdom.”  —THE BOSTON GLOBE 
 
“Her stories, her stories, are perfect.” —SLATE
 
“The sharpness, clarity, and wit of Moore’s voice was evident from the very beginning of her writing life . . . How lucky we are that we have Lorrie Moore’s voice to reflect this lunatic world back to us and show us how to see it in all its devastating hilarity.” —from the Introduction by Lauren Groff

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Lauren Groff
Chronology
Author’s Note
 
Agnes of Iowa
Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Guide to the Tenor of Love
Beautiful Grade
Charades
Childcare
Community Life
Dance in America
Debarking
Escape from the Invasion of the Love-Killers
Foes
Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens
Go Like This
How
How to Be an Other Woman
How to Become a Writer
How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)
The Jewish Hunter
Joy
The Juniper Tree
The Kid’s Guide to Divorce
Like Life
Paper Losses
Paris
People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk
Places to Look for Your Mind
Real Estate
Referential
Starving Again
Subject to Search
Terrific Mother
Thank You for Having Me
To Fill
Two Boys
Vissi d’Arte
What Is Seized
What You Want to Do Fine
Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People
Willing
Wings
You’re Ugly, Too

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