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I Know Some Things by Lorrie Moore
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Mar 22, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

I'm actually re-reading this collection and so impressed with it. There are some real classics: Charles Baxter's "Gryphon" Amy Tan's "Rules of the Game" Susan Minot's "Hiding" that every short story writer should know, as well as more obscure, but quality works like Alice Munro's "Turkey Season" and Stephanie Vaughn's "Dog Heaven." One thing that makes this anthology special is the variety of narratives - voices, eras, points of view - and it is rare to find a collection so diverse that is not simply a show of the kind of stories the editor likes.

Nicholas DelBlanco is quoted as saying we experience every major emotion by age four, from euphoria to fear of death, and this collection truly shows what rich material childhood experience is.
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message 1: by Gayle (new)

Gayle Thanks for this review. I'm going to have to check out the book. I love Lorrie Moore, too.

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