Tag Archives: Self-Help

Book Review: “Birds of America” by Lorrie Moore (1998)

Lorrie Moore's stories deal artfully with illness and mortality in young children

Lorrie Moore has made an appearance on this blog before for a reason. Her simple, incisive writing and her tragically everyday characters make for some very affecting pieces on life, death and sickness. Moore’s 1998 collection of short stories is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Garden State (2004)

Loss of mother leads to self-discovery in this quirky indie film

Garden State begins with protagonist Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) being informed via phone message that his paraplegic mother has died after a tragic bathtub accident. The death serves as a sort of trigger to the rest of the action: when … Continue reading

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Keeping a Sense of Humor

Lorrie Moore's short story is modern in its ideas, and comical in its approach

I’ve written a lot on older literature, poems and stories from centuries ago, and because of this, I’ve decided to write about a modern author this week. I was introduced to the stories of Lorrie Moore last year, and I … Continue reading

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