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Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
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Oct 03, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: writers, anyone...
Read in August, 2008

I seriously think if I could choose to write like *anyone*, it would be Lorrie Moore.

Moore does something amazing in the beginning of this book; she rearranges the characters' lives over and over in various short stories--hence the name Anagrams. Then, the last piece in the book is a novella using the same characters. Like all of Moore, it is by turns laugh out loud funny and heartbreaking.

My only fear in recommending this book to students is that they will think I'm the main character in the novella. I swear--that is NOT me!
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Corey I agree with you. Lorrie Moore is a treasure and this is perhaps her best book.

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