Birds of America: Stories

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Macmillan, Sep 23, 1999 - Fiction - 291 pages
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Editors' Choice
A Pulishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Birds of America is a stunning collection of twelve stories by Lorrie Moore, one of our finest authors at work today. With her characteristic wit and piercing intelligence she unfolds a series of portraits of the lost and unsettled of America, and with a trademark humor that fuels each story with pathos and understanding.
 

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Lorrie Moore's short story collection "Birds of America" is generally pretty strong. There were a few weak stories, but even the stories I didn't like as much had interesting bits in them. Frankly ... Read full review

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I can't recall the last time, if ever, I read a book and told myself I really liked the author. Not the author's writing. The author. There was something that came through the writing that told me I ... Read full review

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Contents

Willing
5
Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People
26
Dance in America
47
Community Life
58
Agnes of Iowa
78
Charades
96
Four Calling Birds Three French Hens
111
Beautiful Grade
122
What You Want to Do Fine
143
Real Estate
177
Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk
212
Terrific Mother
251
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Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Like Life and Self-Help , and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams . Her work has appeared in The New Yorker , The Best American Short Stories , and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards . She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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