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Bark: Stories MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 Una edition (25 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482968908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482968903
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,321,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lorrie Moore is the award-winning author of the story collections Self-Help, Like Life, and Birds of America, and the novels Anagrams and Who will Run the Frog Hospital? She currently teaches English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison

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"These stories are laugh-out-loud funny, as well as full of pithy commentary on contemporary life and politics." -Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Bark by Lorrie Moore is a literary moment and celebration - a new collection by one of America's most beloved and admired short story writers; her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav on 26 Feb. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
‘Bark’ by Lorrie Moore is new story collection made by one of the most admired short story writers whose previously published collections Like Life, Self-Help and Birds of America have encountered widespread approval of the audience and critics.

After for fifteen years Lorrie didn’t publish, she is back with a new anthology named ‘Bark’ that consists of eight stories, and after the first reading, although it is evident that it’s the same writer who has impressed us, her latest work is somewhat different, someone might even say of lesser quality compared to the previous.

It is quite evident that the author during the elapsed time entered into more mature age, and with those years obviously came the certain life disappointment or reconsideration and reflection of human relations, particularly relations between men and women; therefore her stories are full of subtle wisdom, though mostly sad dealing with subjects of life bitterness, loneliness and anger.

The known curse of successful writers who didn’t published for a long time is always that everyone expects a new masterpiece, all the times comparing them with their earlier works, as a rule saying that everything was better before. In this case, happened to be the same, but despite that Lorrie Moore’s collection certainly deserves attention and it can be enjoyed, although perhaps enjoying is a bit of a wrong word with regard to the topics about which she writes.

Therefore ‘Bark’ might be recommended to all fans of her work, while those who have not read her previous titles might be convenient to read this book first and then all previously published in order to make more realistic comparison.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By terence dooley on 12 May 2014
Format: Hardcover
Life was pretty rough in the earlier Lorrie Moore stories, and always met with a salvo of jokes and aphorisms, most of them blackish.
The same is true here, but it is an older voice. There are fine stories of men and women living alone, after the terrible pain of divorce, which she describes as one of the great unmentionables. So too is grave mental and physical illness, which she describes fearlessly. I want to go back and write down some of her wonderful one-liners. She is a smart ass's smart ass, which I regard as a heroic thing to be, in the face of terrible things so many writers treat with a gluey sentimentality. I think her political stories aren't as successful, because always one is preaching to the choir. But an unmissable collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Reed on 13 Feb. 2015
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I love this book! I was very surprised at how much, since it's a little off my more serious "beaten path", but this is funny, wry, poignant, clever and entertaining literary fiction. Well-drawn characters, wonderful storylines, great 'voice' -- and just right to dip into for a really good read, deftly executed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Ang on 21 Jun. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
After the dismal showing on her last novel "The Gate at the Stairs", I was hesitant about picking up Moore's latest work. I am glad I did because not only did it feel like she has returned to form with this collection, but it also further confirmed for me that Moore's strength is in short stories (as previous glowing collections like "Birds of America" and "Self-Help" have proven). And there is no shame in that - just look at Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro, who almost exclusively writes short fiction.

In these 8 stories, Moore examines moments in the lives of characters, who are as varied as the different junctures they are at in life. The stories are diverse, and often surprising, when a word, or a new situation in life presents the characters with decisions they have to make - and they don't always choose wisely. But that approximates life as we know it, in my opinion.

In the first and one of the longer stories in the collection, "Debarking", a new divorcee, Ira, tries to get a foot back in the dating game and lands up with an attractive, but possibly mentally unstable pediatrician Zora, who has a closer-than-comfortable relationship with her teenaged son. Against the background of America's impending war with Iraq, Ira rather self-indulgently imposes his personal issues on global matters, when he anguishes over his new relationship: "I would stop seeing her, but I don't seem to be able to. Especially now with all that's happening in the world. I can't live without some intimacy, companionship, whatever you want to call it, to face down this global craziness." Ira's best friend, Mike's advice is: "You shouldn't use people as human shields... Or - I don't know - maybe you should".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gilly Fraser on 26 Mar. 2014
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She is a remarkable writer. Unlike any other and its a very rewarding read. Give her a try if you don't know her work.
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By VJZ on 7 May 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am not really a short story fan, but this was chosen as a Book Club read so I did my best. I didn't identify with a single character in the stories, and was unable to spot the humour that the reviewers were praising. Perhaps it is because the UK culture is different to the US, that the characters were unconvincing. I would give it a wide berth and it certainly hasn't encouraged me to check out her other books.
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I'd never heard of her before reading a review of this book and then deciding to get it from the library...ooops is that a forbidden word here...library. Anyway this is a really peculiar, off beat and ultimately satisfying read from a fairly original and refreshing voice. The first story regarding the hot woman and her over attachment to her teenage son was hilarious. I look forward to reading more of her material
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