Lorrie Moore


Born
in Glens Falls, New York, The United States
January 13, 1957

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Lorrie Moore was born in Glens Falls, New York in 1957. She attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she tutored on an Indian reservation, and was editor of the university literary magazine and, at age 19, won Seventeen Magazine’s Fiction Contest. After graduating summa cum laude, she worked in New York for two years before going on to received a Masters in Fine Arts from Cornell University.

Over the course of the last two decades Lorrie Moore has earned a place among the finest writers in this country by exploring the lives of modern women and men, many of them in the Midwest, as they confront the often absurd indignities of ordinary life, most particularly the quest for love and companionship. Her short stories have char
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“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”
Lorrie Moore

“All the world's a stage we're going through.”
Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

“This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

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Best Fiction

The Help
 
  1140 votes 17.3%

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
 
  664 votes 10.1%

Her Fearful Symmetry
 
  326 votes 4.9%

Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
 
  321 votes 4.9%

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
 
  311 votes 4.7%

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
 
  298 votes 4.5%

The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
 
  276 votes 4.2%

Fool
 
  239 votes 3.6%

The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
 
  230 votes 3.5%

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
 
  227 votes 3.4%

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 
  225 votes 3.4%

Juliet, Naked
 
  209 votes 3.2%

Cutting for Stone
 
  193 votes 2.9%

The Little Stranger
 
  148 votes 2.2%

Pygmy
 
  145 votes 2.2%

South of Broad
 
  144 votes 2.2%

The Story Sisters
 
  141 votes 2.1%

Let the Great World Spin
 
  136 votes 2.1%

This is Where I Leave You
 
  133 votes 2.0%

Little Bee
 
  127 votes 1.9%

Brooklyn
 
  120 votes 1.8%

Drood
 
  110 votes 1.7%

The Children's Book
 
  107 votes 1.6%

A Reliable Wife
 
  104 votes 1.6%

A Gate at the Stairs
 
  98 votes 1.5%

The Weight of Silence
 
  91 votes 1.4%

That Old Cape Magic
 
  78 votes 1.2%

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
 
  71 votes 1.1%

Await Your Reply
 
  70 votes 1.1%

The School of Essential Ingredients
 
  62 votes 0.9%

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
 
  62 votes 0.9%

6606 total votes
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