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