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The Resource Birds of America : stories, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)

Birds of America : stories, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)

Label
Birds of America : stories
Title
Birds of America
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Lorrie Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long-awaited collection of stories--twelve in all--by one of the most exciting writers at work today, the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Self-Help. Stories remarkable in their range, emotional force, and dark laughter, and in the sheer beauty and power of their language. From the opening story, "Willing"--about a second-rate movie actress in her thirties who has moved back to Chicago, where she makes a seedy motel room her home and becomes involved with a mechanic who has not the least idea of who she is as a human being--Birds of America unfolds a startlingly brilliant series of portraits of the unhinged, the lost, the unsettled of our America. In the story "Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People" ("There is nothing as complex in the world--no flower or stone--as a single hello from a human being"), a woman newly separated from her husband is on a long-planned trip through Ireland with her mother..
Summary
A new collection of twelve stories by the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? includes the title story about a second-rate movie actress who returns home and becomes involved with a mechanic, "Charades," and "Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People." 40,000 first printing. Tour
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
045899
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O6225
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Birds of America : stories, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D973A6E6-B3E0-416F-AE6F-209A978F20BA
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Willing -- Which is more than I can say about some people -- Dance in America -- Community life -- Agnes of Iowa -- Charades -- Four calling birds, three French hens -- Beautiful grade -- What you want to do fine -- Real estate -- People like that are the only people here -- Terrific mother
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307816887
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795237181
Label
Birds of America : stories, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D973A6E6-B3E0-416F-AE6F-209A978F20BA
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Willing -- Which is more than I can say about some people -- Dance in America -- Community life -- Agnes of Iowa -- Charades -- Four calling birds, three French hens -- Beautiful grade -- What you want to do fine -- Real estate -- People like that are the only people here -- Terrific mother
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307816887
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795237181
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