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The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore : Collected Stories - Lorrie Moore

The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore

Collected Stories

Paperback Published: 7th May 2009
ISBN: 9780571239368
Number Of Pages: 672

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A wonderful collection from one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of her generation.

Since the publication of Self-Help, her first collection of stories, Lorrie Moore has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential voices in American fiction. Her ferociously funny, soulful stories tell of the gulf between men and women, the loneliness of the broken-hearted and the yearned-for, impossible intimacies we crave. Gathered here for the first time in paperback is the complete stories along with three new and previously unpublished in book form: Paper Losses, The Juniper Tree and Debarking.

About the Author

Lorrie Moore was born in 1957 in Glens Falls, New York, and attended St Lawrence University and Cornell University. Her work has appeared frequently in the New Yorker and Best American Short Stories. She currently teaches English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is the author of three collections of short stories - Self-Help, Like Life and Birds of America - and the novels Anagrams and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? She is also editor of The Faber Book of Contemporary Stories About Childhood.

ISBN: 9780571239368
ISBN-10: 0571239366
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 7th May 2009
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

Lorrie Moore


About the Author


Lorrie Moore (born Marie Lorena Moore) is an American fiction writer known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories. She was born in Glens Falls, New York, and nicknamed "Lorrie" by her parents. She attended St. Lawrence University and at 19, won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a paralegal for two years. In 1980, Moore enrolled in Cornell University's M.F.A. program, where she was taught by Alison Lurie. Upon graduation from Cornell, Moore was encouraged by a teacher to contact agent Melanie Jackson. Jackson sold her collection, Self-Help, composed almost entirely of stories from her master's thesis, to Knopf in 1983.

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