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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  - Marianne - Goodreads

Damn your eyes, Gaelle, once again! Every time Gaelle recommends me a book it keeps me up at night for weeks to months to years (Under the Skin - Michael Faber - became a vegetarian; The People's Act ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Hicks - Goodreads

To celebrate my one-year anniversary of joining Goodreads, I've decided to read and review one 5-star book from each of the five favorite new reading buddies I've met on GR. First up is Birds of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shaun Bossio - Goodreads

Like most short story collections this is a group that ranges. Unlike most, Moore's high points are like Everest and that's what sets her apart. Stories like Dance in America and People Like That Are the Only People Here are master classes in short story construction. Read full review

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User Review  - Anam Ch - Goodreads

i want to read it.it is a good novl according to me Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

I don't usually read short story collections but picked up this one for a book club. Moore's stories are well-written and insightful, and she can write humorous scenes, but overall I thought the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

I think if I met this woman in real life she'd annoy me to no end. these stories were impossibly bad. nice, Lorrie, we're all real impressed at how clever you are. you are sooooo clever. I'll take Alice Munro over this any day. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

My favorite stories are "Charades" and "People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk" (the latter is definitely the best). Though I don't normally like tons of metaphors ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Lorrie Moore's stories ask demand close attention, for detail, for nuance, for character; in return, they offer absorption into sharply observed social worlds, and compassion, and frequent laugh-out ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jayne - Goodreads

I can't help but compare everything I read to this collection. Read full review

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