Like Life by Lorrie Moore audiobook

Like Life: Stories

By Lorrie Moore
Read by Jane Oppenheimer

Blackstone Publishing 9780394581019

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982632007

  • ISBN: 9781982631994

  • ISBN: 9781982632014

Runtime: 6.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Like Life’s eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore’s characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can’t quite understand how they arrived at their present situations.

Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in self-help books about healthful food and healthy relationships. One prefers to speak on the phone rather than face his friends, another lets the answering machine do all the talking. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, bored, disillusioned, or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some abiding trust in love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wondrously witty…With gallows humor and unfailing understanding, Moore evokes her characters’ quiet desperation and valiant searches for significance.” Publishers Weekly
“These are stories that bear rereading. Recommended.” Library Journal
“Hilarious and generous and true. Moore’s work continues to astound.” Newsday
“A brilliant collection…The funny and the tragic dovetail with precision and poignancy.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Affecting and beautifully written…Her keenly detailed language and unfailing generosity of spirit are irresistible.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Lorrie Moore is a dazzler.” Chicago Tribune
“Insightful and moving…A rewarding, even exhilarating book.” New York Times Book Review

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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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 6.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English