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Self-Help - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Lorrie Moore (Paperback)

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  • From the national bestselling author of A Gate at the Stairs--and a master of contemporary American fiction--comes "a funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories" (The New York Times Book Review).
  • About the Author: LORRIE MOORE is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.
  • 176 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Vintage Contemporaries

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About the Book



In nine captivating stories, the author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? probes the pleasures and pains of modern relationships, offering poignant yet wickedly funny advice on "How to Be an Other Woman", "How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)", and for surviving other modern crises of loss and love.



Book Synopsis



From the national bestselling author of A Gate at the Stairs--and a master of contemporary American fiction--comes "a funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories" (The New York Times Book Review).

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.



Review Quotes




"A wry, crackly voice. . . . Fine, funny, and very moving pictures of contemporary life [from] a writer of enormous talent." --The New York Times

"Brisk, ironic . . . scalpel-sharp. . . . A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --The New York Times Book Review

"Astonishing. . . . Moore is so good at trapping each moment in perfect, precise detail, so masterful at cynicism and wryness that her moments of poignancy and sweetness catch us completely off guard." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Sharp, flicking, on-target . . . the work of a sorcerer's apprentice. Moore casts a cruel, mischievous spell." --Vanity Fair

"Trenchant, funny tales. . . . Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace." --People



About the Author



LORRIE MOORE is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.94 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 176
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Author: Lorrie Moore
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2007
TCIN: 11728059
UPC: 9780307277299
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-0451
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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