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Esquire Moore peers into America’s loneliest perches, but her delicate touch turns absurdity into a warming vitality. The New Yorker I’ve long been an admirer of Lorrie Moore; her Birds of America is an exquisite collection of stories by a writer at the peak of her form

Esquire Moore peers into America’s loneliest perches, but her delicate touch turns absurdity into a warming vitality. The New Yorker I’ve long been an admirer of Lorrie Moore; her Birds of America is an exquisite collection of stories by a writer at the peak of her form.

Praise for Lorrie Moore’s. A nest of tales that captures the eternal, hummingbird flutter of the human heart. I’ve long been an admirer of Lorrie Moore; her Birds of America is an exquisite collection of stories by a writer at the peak of her form. Geoff Dyer, The Independent.

Lorrie Moore’s stories are dazzling exercises in an ingenious wisdom. Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Self-Help, and Like Life, and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams

Lorrie Moore’s stories are dazzling exercises in an ingenious wisdom. A collection of nine lucid, terse, witty and often tragic stories. She writes exceptionally well, implies a great deal more than she says, and has real style. Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Self-Help, and Like Life, and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. 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. Also by lorrie moore.

Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries). In what may be her most stunning book yet, Lorrie Moore explores the personal and the universal, the idiosyncratic and the mundane, with all the wit, brio, and verve that have made her one of the best storytellers of our time.

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

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, colloquia. .Stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability. A marvelous collectio.Her stories are tough, lean, funny, and metaphysica.

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“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 The celebrated collection of twelve stories from one of the finest authors at work today.A New York Times Book of the Year A National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistWinner of the Salon Book AwardA Village Voice Book of the Year“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

Comments: (7)

Eayaroler
Lorrie Moore is a brilliantly witty writer, but I wouldn't advise anyone to read this book hoping to be cheered up by a few good laughs. You should be warned that children in this collection suffer from Wilm's tumor, cystic fibrosis, Down's syndrome, fatal head injury and death from polio. The adults don't fare much better. It is very brave of Moore to deal with such tragedies, and I suppose one of the duties of a great writer is to show how such things are dealt with, but I think her greatest strength is when she shows people dealing with less obvious afflictions. I still think she was at her best in "Self-Help" when she grabbed attention with the second-person and present tense
She hammers home her points sometimes with convoluted sentences telling the reader what to think. Describing a woman with lung cancer who moves she says:
"Every house is a grave, thought Ruth. All that life-stealing fuss and preparation. Which made moving from house to house a resurrection- or an exodus of ghouls depending on your point of view- and made moving to a house (yet another house!) the darkest of follies and desires?" Alice Munro, William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, Carver, Cheever or Updike would have let the reader draw his or her own conclusions.
Inertedub
Interesting read. I like short stories as I have problems finishing books. These are ecletic stories and I liked them. I can see it not being for everyone so I'd do your research. I really enjoyed them.
black coffe
Beautifully written stories. Fairly dark. A singular voice that I am glad to have discovered.
Xava
BIRDS OF AMERICA is, without a doubt, one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read, which is what I expected them to be, having read all of her other books. The stories are hilarious and dark; they pull back the skin of everyday life to reveal the magic and the horror. I cannot explain it well, except to say that I have seen the world with Moore's unique vision during the week since I finished the collection. I went on a trip to Stratford, Ontario this weekend with four friends, and I read aloud three of the stories in the car. "What You Want to Do Fine" is hilarious. "Real Estate" is disturbing." "Peed Onc" cannot be read aloud. I am tortured by her writing in the sense that I know that I will be disappointed with other books for quite awhile. If you love amazing writing (and word play), read BIRDS OF AMERICA.
Kanek
Lorrie Moore is like no other writer. She's funny, complex, wacky. She said in one story that she loved her kitten so much she "grit her teeth when she pet her" and I knew exactly what she meant. I wish I could write like her, her writing is dazzling and energetic, a real romp.
Dangerous
These stories range from narratives of love and loss to wild rides into gourmet eating and forgiveness. Some moved me much more than others, but all were studded with bursts of exceptional writing that enthralled & kept me on board to the very last word.
invasion
Love Lorrie Moore. Funny, poignant, perfect.
The peculiarities of the characters caused me to look at them and their situations with a different perspective. Although common, the events are extraordinary and the plot line is surprising though plausible. The characters feel deeply, confused about their lives, trying to make some kind of meaning out of what happens to them. I was enchanted.
Birds of America: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0307474968
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (January 12, 2010)
Pages: 304 pages