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BIRDS OF AMERICA: Stories

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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). Moore's most typical characters are women in retreat from disappointing relationships or in search of someone or thing to relieve their solitude. One example is the eponymous protagonist ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cyndie - Goodreads

I needed the first few stories to acquire an affinity for the authors style and pace. About half-way through the book i found myself more inclined to enjoy the frequent use of clever phrasing that is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I actually would have only given this book one star but I liked Dance in America and appreciated moments in Terrific Mother. While I read Moore, I kept trying to articulate what it is that I disliked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tesilyaraven - Goodreads

Okay, I was so disappointed after reading "Self-Help". I found these stories utterly depressing. I am all for pain, agony and suffering in a story, but I need a silver lining every-once-in-awhile...at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eleanor - Goodreads

The writing is superb - I just don't like short stories. Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

Meh. This is the second Lorrie Moore book that I've read this year, and I've felt lukewarm about both of them. Not likely to pick another up any time soon. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawna - Goodreads

Ugh. Trodding through this book, I couldn't figure out why exactly it was on the list. Only finished it b/c I made the mistake of having it be my pick for book club. The stories were boring and elucidated nothing new about life. Read full review

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User Review  - Sar - Goodreads

I liked her work better a few years ago. When I re-read some of these stories, the smart-ass tone doesn't wear well. I feel like the joke is more important than anything else... Read full review

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User Review  - Walter - Goodreads

I wanted to like it more than I did. Read full review

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User Review  - Kay Wright - Goodreads

Before reading "The Gate at the Stairs" I picked up this acclaimed book of short stories to see if we would hit it off. I am selective about short story authors and found Ms. Moore not for me. Too ... Read full review

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