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Posted in Lorrie Moore. Birds Of America., Short Stories with tags , , , on August 3, 2009 by Richard Farrell

A very quiet story.  Olena works in a library and reflects on her life, especially the loss of her parents.

Agnes of Iowa.

Posted in Lorrie Moore. Birds Of America., Short Stories with tags , , , on August 3, 2009 by Richard Farrell

Agnes leaves NYC and settles in Iowa.  She teaches a “Great Books” class, but is too lenient and runs into conflict with her more serious boss.  A visiting writer from S. Africa connects with her, but she lets him move out of her life without much of a fight, though his presence reverberates after their meeting.

Which is More than I Can Say About Some People.

Posted in Lorrie Moore. Birds Of America., Short Stories with tags , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Richard Farrell

Abby is given a promotion at work, but it involves public speaking.  This terrifies her.  Most of her life has been lived in fear of one thing or another.  She travels to Ireland with her mother, to kiss the Blarney Stone.  Their relationships seems oppositional…the mom is brave and seemingly fearless.  But the daughter learns a good deal about her mother from this trip.

Willing.

Posted in Lorrie Moore. Birds Of America., Short Stories with tags , , on August 3, 2009 by Richard Farrell

An aging actress moves away from LA and lives in Chicago, where she gets involved with an auto mechanic.  A look at the life of this woman as she moves away from the spotlight.  Willing at least tacitly refers to her willingness to do a nude scene in a movie.