Books by Lorrie Moore

100 YEARS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Though certainly not the last word on American short fiction, a collection of uncommonly high value."
An anthology of an anthology, packed with some of the best short fiction ever committed to print. Read full book review >
BARK by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In stories both dark and wry, Moore wields a scalpel with surgical precision."
One of the best short story writers in America resumes her remarkable balancing act with a collection that is both hilarious and heartbreaking, sometimes in the same paragraph. Read full book review >
A GATE AT THE STAIRS by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"And so on and on."
In How Fiction Works, the tutorial by the New Yorker critic and Harvard professor, James Wood writes, "Literature makes us better noticers of life; we get to practice on life itself; which in turn makes us better readers of detail in literature; which in turn makes us better readers of life. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2004 by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2004

"A familiar and ultimately disappointing selection. Short-story aficionados know by now to turn to the Pushcart anthologies for new voices."
This year's anthology of 20 stories could almost be called The Best of The New Yorker, since 40 percent of guest editor Moore's choices appeared there first. Read full book review >
BIRDS OF AMERICA by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"She's an original, and she's getting better with every book."
A fine new collection of 12 stories notable for their verbal wit and range of intellectual reference—the third such from the highly praised author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) and Like Life (1990). Read full book review >
WHO WILL RUN THE FROG HOSPITAL? by Lorrie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"Moore's voice sings and soars in this perfect little book—too bad it ends so soon."
Moore's (Like Life, 1990, etc.) account of a disillusioned American in Paris recounting a childhood friendship feels like rereading a diary entry about that first middle-school dance- -dreamy, tender, embarrassing, and endlessly enticing. Read full book review >