Thursday, September 17, 2009
Just picked this up at Watermark Books in Wichita yesterday at the SCKLS Book Talk Luncheon for area librarians:
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The acclaimed author of Birds of America returns with her first book in ten years. Narrator Tassie Keltjin is a Midwestern college student who takes a part-time nanny job, caring for a biracial adopted child. Set immediately following 9/11, Moore's story is a deft examination of race and class. Anne says, "Here is some of the finest yet of [Moore's] brutal, gorgeous, pun-soaked prose, that tension between witty satire and raw, real human connection."
I was reminded of it with the above from Goodreads, a service connecting readers to readers, in their monthly newsletter.