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“Still on the theme of St Annes and spontaneous...”

Written on: 07/03/2011 by Janet Lewison (43 reviews written)

Still on the theme of St Annes and spontaneous purchases from the blog on Agatha Christie and Miss Jane Marple, I also bought this book by Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, with this opening:

'THe cold came late that fall and the songbirds were caught off guard.'

I wonder how much more perfect an opening could aspire to be? Lorrie Moore is a very successful writer of short stories and here we can immediately identify her consummate craftedness!

It has a cleverness of course and a device… Read Full Review

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“In the Midwest in September 2001, twenty years old...”

Written on: 12/08/2009 by Harriet Klausner (18637 reviews written)

In the Midwest in September 2001, twenty years old Tassie Keltjin, daughter of a gentleman potato farmer, is at college looking forward to the greats of literature. In between her semesters, she takes a position as a nanny to restaurateur Sarah Brink, who has no children yet but is considering adoption.

Sarah begins her search for a suitable pregnant woman who does not want to raise a child or have an abortion. She has a choice between a girl without a brain or a white female whose… Read Full Review

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