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A Gate at the Stairs

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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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