Birds of America by Lorrie Moore audiobook

Birds of America: Stories

By Lorrie Moore
Read by Natasha Soudek

Blackstone Publishing 9780679445975

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982632243

  • ISBN: 9781982632236

  • ISBN: 9781982632250

Runtime: 10.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Best Short Story Collections

The celebrated collection of twelve stories from one of the finest authors at work today

From the opening story, “Willing”—about a second-rate movie actress in her thirties who has moved back to Chicago, where she makes a seedy motel room her home and becomes involved with a mechanic who has not the least idea of who she is as a human being—Birds of America unfolds a startlingly brilliant series of portraits of the unhinged, the lost, the unsettled of our America.

In what may be her most stunning book yet, Lorrie Moore explores the personal and the universal, the idiosyncratic and the mundane, with all the wit, brio, and verve that have made her one of the best storytellers of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At once sad, funny, lyrical, and prickly, Birds of America attests to the deepening emotional chiaroscuro of [Moore’s] wise and beguiling work.” New York Times
"[Moore’s] dialogue snaps with fun.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Natasha Soudek’s narration often drips with the irony and wry wit for which Moore is known…She captures Moore’s droll, biting humor with her sardonic tone and unhurried pace.” AudioFile
“A fine collection…The reader will be forever susceptible to seeing absurdity everywhere.” Chicago Tribune
“Lorrie Moore soars with Birds of America…A marvelous, fiercely funny book.” Newsweek
“A marvelous collection…[Moore’s] stories are tough, lean, funny, and metaphysical…Birds of America has about it a wild beauty that simply makes one feel more connected to life.” Boston Globe
“Lorrie Moore…is a veritable master of the short story. Her third collection, Birds of America, is arguably her best, but you wouldn’t go wrong if you were to pick up her full collected stories.” BuzzFeed

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Author

Author Bio: Lorrie Moore

Author Bio: Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her work has won honors from the Lannan Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the PEN/Malamud Award. She is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English