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Moore, Lorrie

Overview
Works: 123 works in 629 publications in 11 languages and 22,179 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  Short stories, Canadian  Essays  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Redactor, 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 )

65 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,379 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 ..."--Publisher description
Bark : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,254 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
Birds of America : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 2,212 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
Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,583 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 1,148 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 )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,138 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 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 969 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 )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 719 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 has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. 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
The best American short stories, 2004( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 709 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
See what can be done : essays, criticism, and commentary by Lorrie Moore( Book )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than fifty prose pieces by the cultural commentator reviews the literary achievements of her contemporaries, sharing perspectives on subjects ranging from the art of writing fiction to the continuing unequal state of race in America
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 585 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
The Best American short stories, 1998 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 563 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
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
The best American short stories, 1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 538 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 479 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 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 453 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 )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 449 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 )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 439 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
 
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A gate at the stairs : a novel
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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
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 (363)

German (18)

French (18)

Spanish (12)

Italian (10)

Catalan (4)

Japanese (3)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)