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Birds of America: Stories

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  • Posted October 10, 2008

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    Lorrie Moore is what people like to call a writer's writer. That doesn't mean you need to be a writer to admire her wit or intelligence; it just means that if you are, you'll be incredibly jealous. I took a bunch of writing classes where the teachers talked incessantly about separating the mood and tone. Moore's got that down pat. A story might be about a character whose husband is cheating on her (oh, and by the way she has cancer), but it's going to be a funny, dark story, not a sad sappy affair. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Moore's the kind of writer who can make you think that the darkness isn't so bad when you know that others have seen it too. Moore shows us our humanity as few contemporary writers can do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    one of the best books i've ever read - ever!

    packs so much into just a few words; amazing writing; i love it

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