Books by Lorrie Moore
NPR stories about Lorrie Moore
It's been 15 years since acclaimed writer Lorrie Moore has brought out a new short story collection. Bark has some clunkers and some keepers, but critic Maureen Corrigan says it was worth the wait.
Lorrie Moore's new collection, Bark, contains eight stories — but our reviewer Alan Cheuse says only two of them really stand out. But, he adds, those two offer some "first-rate reading pleasure."
Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick.
Lorrie Moore puts her penetrating prose and sly observations to work in her latest novel, A Gate at the Stairs. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the book "a literary cyclone."
Lorrie Moore employs her trademark style, in which dazzling wordplay masks painful truth, in A Gate at the Stairs. The novel, about a college-age nanny who comes of age in the months following the Sept. 11 attacks, is Moore's first in 15 years.
Author Lorrie Moore recently published her first novel in 15 years. A Gate at the Stairs tells the story of a 20-year-old college student who takes a job as a part-time nanny.
In Lorrie Moore's latest novel, A Gate At The Stairs, Moore puts her worldly, penetrating prose and sly observations on life into the voice of a 20-year-old.
Bookseller Lucia Silva recommends Who Will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore in Susan Stamberg's annual conversation about summer books for Morning Edition.
Nancy Pearl is back with another stack of book recommendations. This time, Pearl talks about some of her favorite short story collections. At left, a detail from the cover of Among the Missing — one of her favorites.