Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs Picked as One of the 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times has declared Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs one of the 10 best books of 2009! The list will appear in print in the December 13th New York Times Book Review.

More praise for A Gate at the Stairs:

“Moore may be, exactly, the most irresistible contemporary American writer: brainy, humane, unpretentious and warm; seemingly effortlessly lyrical; Lily-Tomlin-funny.. . . On finishing A Gate at the Stairs I turned to the reader nearest to me and made me swear to read it immediately.”—Jonathan Lethem, The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

“Her most powerful book yet. . . The novel explores, with enormous emotional precision, the limitations and insufficiencies of love, and the loneliness that haunts even the most doting of families.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A Gate at the Stairs is Moore’s first novel in 15 years, which means a whole generation of readers has grown up thinking of her only as one of the country’s best short-story writers. Get ready to expand your sense of what she—and a novel—can do.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post