Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

by Lorrie Moore
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Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore

"Touches and dazzles and entertains. An enchanting novel." --The New York Times

In this moving, poignant novel by the bestselling author of Birds of America we share a grown woman’s bittersweet nostalgia for the wildness of her youth.
The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend Sils had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks smoking, joking, and gossiping. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger—until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help—and then everything changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400033829
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 145,541
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Lorrie Moore, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Prize for Literature and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her novel A Gate at the Stairs was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was not sure what to make out of this book - at the end, it left me yearning for a friendship like the one in the book -- As humans we are lucky to have one such love. The book was deeply moving - and the writing style was superb in a delicious way. It may not be for everyone, but this is one of the books that I will think of frequently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was short but sweet. It left me wanting to know more about the present day life of the main character while looking back on the things she experienced during childhood. I love Lorrie Moore -- "A Gate at the Stairs" was a great book too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marvelous writing and story and insights; this author is wonderful
AshleyMariex3 More than 1 year ago
I was assigned this book for my contemporary novel class this semester and I am extremely glad. The story had the perfect mix of both humor and tragedy. Over all it was a very entertaining story and I would highly suggest giving this book a read, you won't regret it!
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The book is okay, nothing remarkable.