Search Results: "Lorrie Moore"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1993

"Biographical note; titles, dates, sizes, but (unfortunately) not the locations of the art. (Biography. 5- 10)"
``Published with the cooperation of the Henry Moore Foundation,'' a handsome book illustrated with some of Moore's preparatory sketches and photos of his own work plus many other excellent b&w photos: a brief, intelligent, and inviting introduction to a sculptor who has been called ``the most famous sculptor of the twentieth century.'' ``Most famous'' isn't equivalent to best, and Picasso, too, was a sculptor; still, Moore's reputation is as monumental as his splendid works of art. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though awkward, this adaptation still makes for a hopeful and inspiring story. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This story, an adaptation for young people of the adult memoir The Other Wes Moore (2008), explores the lives of two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up impoverished on the same inner-city streets but wound up taking completely different paths. Read full book review >