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Birds of America - Lorrie Moore
Birds of America
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A National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Editors' ChoiceA Pulishers Weekly Best Book of the YearBirds of America is a stunning collection of twelve stories by Lorrie Moore, one of our finest authors at work today. With her characteristic wit and piercing intelligence she... show more
A National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Editors' ChoiceA Pulishers Weekly Best Book of the YearBirds of America is a stunning collection of twelve stories by Lorrie Moore, one of our finest authors at work today. With her characteristic wit and piercing intelligence she unfolds a series of portraits of the lost and unsettled of America, and with a trademark humor that fuels each story with pathos and understanding.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312241223 (0312241224)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
1.0 A win for feminism
It's good to know that white women have the equal opportunity to suck at writing and publishing as white men do. If you ever feel tempted, my advice is that you should pick up the book from library, sit down to read the first short story of this collection, then put the book back on the shelf and ...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
2.5 Birds of America / Lorrie Moore
I’m not a huge fan of short stories, and I feel like I was rather fooled by the cover of this book into tackling it. I have worked with the Whooping Crane reintroduction program here in Calgary, exercising young crane chicks, and I simply couldn’t resist the pretty cover with the Whooping Crane on i...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it
3.0 Birds of America by Lorrie Moore: Mini Review
Boring and generally joyless. The writing is ok, which is why it manages the 3 stars it does, but these are just the type of stories I tend to avoid, the type of stories that take - take my time, take my energy - and give nothing back. Not for me.
Annie is reading ~
Annie is reading ~ rated it
3.0 July-ish reads: Birds of America, Lorrie Moore
I know Lorrie Moore only thanks to Goodreads and my wandering into it. Here in Italy she's completely unknown (and then not translated, that's a pity, because a readin in translation would have helped me a little). I know that she's very appreciated, even if a considerable part of Goodreads can't s...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it
1.0 Birds of America
Nope, nope, nope.
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