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In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. 

Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.

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

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  • annkpowers
  • 02-01-2021

Still so relevant

These wry and sad stories capture the predicament of the modern woman in ways that remain resonant in our post-millennial times. Beautifully read.

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  • KarenB
  • 09-04-2021

Thought-provoking, beautifully written

I was first introduced to some of the stories in this book in one of my English literature classes in college, more than a decade ago. Though I am already familiar with them, the way they are written is still so refreshing, so beautiful and thought-provoking. The metaphors are used to describe things you would never imagine that way, but when you paused to think about, you’d think, “That is actually very visually accurate.”

This book is not gripping, edge-of-your-seat kind of read. It has a calm energy (with a dash of cynical humor), even when describing tense situations. I love this book and could listen to it over and over again.

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