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Lorrie Moore has a wonderful turn of phrase and writes a great story.
Without rehashing the details of the story, I'll just say this novel had way too many sub plots that never really all came together.
This felt less like a fully fleshed-out novel than some ambitious author's writing workshop "descriptive essay" homework.
A 322-page Life Lesson book -- similar style of "The Goldfinch."
Writes Lori Moore: "We loved our lives more than we ever knew, and at the end felt the... Read more
A wonderful story which lingers.. Slightly marred by over-description. Love her short stories too!Published 4 days ago by David Edwin Kemp
This was a very clean copy at a great price that was shipped very promptly.Published 1 month ago by N. Bennison
Nicely written, but a bit slow. Needs a bit more explanation of how the turn of events truly effected the character.Published 1 month ago by Christina
Given that I read it many years ago, I now only vaguely remember BIRDS OF AMERICA as an impressive collection of short stories. Yet I remember it as very impressive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Russell Bittner
A good story a bit spoiled by the endless and ongoing deep introspections of young Tassie. Can a college student really be this deep-thinking?Published 2 months ago by Mary Ann Padglick
As I started reading this book, there were such funny parts that I had to read them aloud to my husband. We both laughed so hard. Read morePublished 3 months ago by "Ali"
How many adjectives can I use to describe how much I disliked this book? Not nearly as many as the author uses to describe absolutely everything. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Judy M
Good writing and an interesting story about some complex issues in life. A coming of age for a young college student who grew up on a farm with parents who were a bit remote. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Trish & Jerry