If writing a novel is hard, the short story is next to impossible. Unless you’re Lorrie Moore. One of our most talented, most grounded, most hilarious and incisive writers, Moore has this amazing ability to combine humor with the really big issues that are precisely the reason we read. Treating us to everything from an “evil lobbyist” to a mom and teen-daughter duo attending an unforgettable wedding, this slim collection will resonate deeply with any reader who’s ever been in any kind of relationship with any other human being. Moore delivers wisdom and an unflinching look at middle age, parenting, 9/11 and other aspects of life via language that is maybe the finest we will read this fall. Treat yourself to this darkly funny, entirely original literary voice.
A copy of Bark is included in the price of the Seminar and should be picked up at Kepler's (and read) prior to the meeting date.