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Moore, Lorrie

Overview
Works: 111 works in 580 publications in 11 languages and 21,665 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.O6225, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lorrie Moore
A gate at the stairs : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )

61 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed ..."--Dust cover flap
Birds of America : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on human relations. In Charades, a traditional family game on Christmas turns sour when the charades hit too close to home, while in Agnes of Iowa, a woman's ambition to be worldly remains unfulfilled by an encounter with a poet from Africa
Bark : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret
Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berie Carr, an American woman visiting Paris with her husband, summons up for us a summer in 1972 when she was fifteen, living in upstate New York and working as a ticket taker at Storyland, an amusement park where her beautiful best friend, Sils, was Cinderella in a papier-mache pumpkin coach." "We see these two girls together - Berie and Sils - intense, brash, set apart by adolescence and an appetite for danger. Driven by their own provincial restlessness and making their own (loose) rules, they embark on a summer that both shatters and intensifies the bond between them."--Jacket
Self-help : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories, told in a voice that is at once witty, melancholy, and bravely honest, paint a tableau of lovers and family, of loss and pleasure, desire and memory. From the young secretary who by day hopes someone will notice her Phi Beta Kappa key and by night makes love to a married man she met at a Florsheim shoe store, to the shattering of a marriage by the shores of a tranquil lake, Self-Help is a unique, enduring work of short fiction
Anagrams : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about friendship, togetherness, and lonliness. The relationship between a man pining away for his lover and that woman's life after their relationship
Like life : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short stories
100 years of The best American short stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time --
A gate at the stairs : [a novel] by Lorrie Moore( Recording )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer, his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous, has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own
The best American short stories, 2004( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2003 and January 2004, selected for inclusion by guest editor Lorrie Moore
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
The Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by various authors on a variety of subjects. Akhil Sharma's Cosmopolitan is a love affair between an American woman and an Indian immigrant, while Tim Gautreaux's Welding with Children is on a man caring for his grandchildren
The best American short stories, 1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty of the best short stories of 1993
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
The best American short stories, 1991( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories by authors such as Rick Bass, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Mono, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1991
The forgotten helper : a Christmas story by Lorrie Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he is left behind at the house of a very bad little girl, Santa's grouchiest elf must find a way to improve her behavior so that Santa will return the following Christmas and take him back to the North Pole
Bark : stories by Lorrie Moore( Recording )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible hilarity and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret
I know some things : stories about childhood by contemporary writers by Lorrie Moore( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""When writers of fiction have made the effort to explore the mottled landscape of a child's secrets and understanding, they have often created stories of ferocious poignancy," writes Lorrie Moore in her introduction to this dazzling collection of stories about childhood. I Know Some Things presents the innocence and knowingness of a child's-eye view as it confronts the contradictions and hypocrisies of the adult world. Some of today's best writers, including Margaret Atwood, Toni Cade Bambara, Harold Brodkey, Spalding Gray, Jamaica Kincaid, Susan Minot, Alice Munro and Amy Tan, capture childhood incidents that are comic, startling, touching and disturbing. Each story is told by a child character or by the adult who was that child, skillfully preserving the child's voice and role as actor and witness in the drama. The stories all explore pivotal moments in childhood when something becomes known, something is tested, some turning point reached. With "the wily, rhetorical manipulations and inventions of someone not yet part of the grown-up world," writes Moore, child narrators show us the ways in which adult actions resonate through children, and the real import of childhood perceptions, allegiances and decisions. Chosen for their insight and sheer literary brilliance, these stories range across age, gender, class, ethnicity and geography. Together they disrupt easy notions of childhood obliviousness, and naivete, and will not fail to touch the child in any adult."--Jacket
 
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A gate at the stairs : a novel
Alternative Names
Lorrie Moore Amerikaans schrijfster

Lorrie Moore amerikansk författare

Lorrie Moore amerikansk skribent

Lorrie Moore écrivain américaine

Lorrie Moore escritora estadounidense

Lorrie Moore scrittrice statunitense

Lorrie Moore US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lorrie Moore yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Moore, M. L.

Moore, Marie Lorena

Moore Marie Lorena 1957-....

לורי מור

לורי מור סופרת אמריקאית

מור, לורי 1957-

لوری مور نویسنده آمریکایی

ムーア, ローリー

羅麗·摩爾

Languages
English (340)

French (18)

German (17)

Spanish (12)

Italian (10)

Catalan (4)

Japanese (3)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Birds of America : storiesWho will run the frog hospital? : a novelSelf-help : storiesAnagrams : a novelLike life : storiesA gate at the stairs : [a novel]The best American short stories, 2004The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines