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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.

©1990, 2012 Lorrie Moore (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Paul titus
  • 21-02-2021

Bravo ! Just the read I needed...

Thankful for an amazing book! Loved the narration All around most appreciative for the stories . Will now read her books ,very good!

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  • pam
  • 18-03-2021

breathtaking prose

Lorries Moore's stories always blow me over and leave me dumbstruck. She is amazing. Self Help is my favorite but this is right up there.

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  • Stephanie
  • 06-04-2021

I wanted to like it

I wanted to like it, but I just wasn’t a fan. I selected this book to read for as my “finish in a day” book for January 2021. This book was recommended in a list I’d found online for the category. I’ve read other compilations of short stories and enjoy quite enjoy the non-traditional ones, especially if there isn’t a happy ending, but these stories were truly depressing and it was a challenge to get through each story. I’d still like to read more by this author and hope some of her other works appeal to me!

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