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Review: Birds of America

User Review  - Irene - Goodreads

Moore is an amazing short story writer. Her prose is off-beat, funny, and deeply moving. She writes with a lot of honesty. Her characters admit to thoughts and feelings that a lot of people wouldn't. I'm looking forward to reading more of Moore. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachelle Urist - Goodreads

So far, I've read only two of the twelve stories in this collection. The best (according to a friend who recommended the book), and one I loved, too, is: "People Like That Are the Only People Here ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill Collins - Goodreads

Clever and kind of depressing, but I'm into that. Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

Wonderful! You'll laugh, you'll get teary, you'll read about a cat cremation. All of it great! Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

Lorrie Moore has a gift for this kind of sad humor that makes you laugh and cry at the same time. Her stories see what we somehow miss, but know to be true and this particular collection is one of my favorites. Read full review

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

I started my exploration of Lorrie Moore with BIRDS OF AMERICA which I was reliably told was the best collection I set myself the task of reading 1 story per night, just before bed. I think these ... Read full review

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User Review  - D - Goodreads

I think about "Real Estate" and "A Beautiful Grade" a lot Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

So good yet so bleak. Every character is broken but I don't see any hope for them. I'm glad she doesn't glue everything back together again but they are gut wrenching. Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

I was thinking this was an 'ewa 3 star' book, but I so enjoyed the last story that I'm upping my rating to 4. #whenindoubtaddastar Read full review

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User Review  - Ershui - Goodreads

I totally get what she's talking about the SSAT word play thing is soooooo empathetic to me Read full review

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