my take: Okay, sometimes an author redeems themselves and sometimes you read one work by an author and you know to stay away ... and Lorrie Moore is going on my do not read again list.
This was selected for book club and I didn't realize who the author was until I went to order the book. Hmmm, I thought, maybe she writes better short stories...
There were a few at Book Chicks who read the whole thing (I did) and a smaller few who found things to celebrate in the stories (I did not). This was our first attempt at discussing short stories ... it was just okay.
So. Yep. Nope. Can not recommend. Sorry, Lorrie.
my source: Book Chicks January selection
my verdict: not worth a read