my take: Okay, sometimes an author redeems themselves and sometimes you read one work by an author and you know to stay away … and Lorrie Moore is going on my do not read again list.

This was selected for book club and I didn’t realize who the author was until I went to order the book. Hmmm, I thought, maybe she writes better short stories…

There were a few at Book Chicks who read the whole thing (I did) and a smaller few who found things to celebrate in the stories (I did not). This was our first attempt at discussing short stories … it was just okay.

So. Yep. Nope. Can not recommend. Sorry, Lorrie.

my source: Book Chicks January selection

my verdict: not worth a read