Dec 23, 2009 — Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick.
Sep 8, 2009 — Lorrie Moore puts her penetrating prose and sly observations to work in her latest novel, A Gate at the Stairs. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the book "a literary cyclone."
Sep 5, 2009 — Lorrie Moore employs her trademark style, in which dazzling wordplay masks painful truth, in A Gate at the Stairs. The novel, about a college-age nanny who comes of age in the months following the Sept. 11 attacks, is Moore's first in 15 years.
Sep 4, 2009 — Author Lorrie Moore recently published her first novel in 15 years. A Gate at the Stairs tells the story of a 20-year-old college student who takes a job as a part-time nanny.
Sep 4, 2009 — In Lorrie Moore's latest novel, A Gate At The Stairs, Moore puts her worldly, penetrating prose and sly observations on life into the voice of a 20-year-old.
Jun 2, 2006 — Bookseller Lucia Silva recommends Who Will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore in Susan Stamberg's annual conversation about summer books for Morning Edition.
Sep 29, 2005 — Nancy Pearl is back with another stack of book recommendations. This time, Pearl talks about some of her favorite short story collections. At left, a detail from the cover of Among the Missing — one of her favorites.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Birds of America by Lorrie Moore. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.