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Liz Moore (1) (1983–)

Autor/a de Long Bright River

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Obres de Liz Moore

Long Bright River (2020) 1,403 exemplars
Heft (2012) 701 exemplars
The Unseen World (2016) 628 exemplars
The Words of Every Song (2007) 65 exemplars

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hunter College (MFA in fiction)
Assistant Professor of Writing at Holy Family University
faculty member of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Temple University
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Liz Moore (born May 25, 1983) is an American author. After a brief time as a musician in New York City, which inspired her first novel, The Words of Every Song (2007), Moore shifted her focus to writing. She subsequently published the novels Heft in 2012 and The Unseen World in 2016. She received the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy in Rome, and her novel Heft was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Moore grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and received a bachelor degree from Barnard College. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Hunter College in 2009. She teaches in the MFA program at Temple University. Moore lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

Liz Moore is the author of four novels: The Words of Every Song, Heft, The Unseen World, and Long Bright River. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia and teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Temple University.



Absolutely phenomenal. Moore tackles such dark and real subject matters - addiction, murder, police corruption, sexual assault, and abandonment just to name a few - so well. I honestly did not want to put this book down.
mancinibo | Hi ha 97 ressenyes més | Nov 30, 2023 |
I love Moore’s writing but as with others of her books, I got a little bored in the middle of the story.
jcoleman3307 | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
I am a fan of Liz Moore. Her prose is lovely and she sees people warts and all with a compassionate eye. Mostly I was a fan of this, but not entirely. I loved the first part of this book. Ada is lovely and fascinating but has no one to help guide her and no one who lets her be a child. The second half becomes a mystery, and though I liked where Moore went with it I thought that story needed fleshing out -- we just don't get to know the player. Also, it felt like I reading two different books that differed in tone, and I think there was a second book here. The first book is just about complete. If Moore had added even a chapter fleshing out a few things about Ada's college and early professional years it would have been perfect. The second book was half-written, but the half was good. And the transition from part one (Ada's story) to part two (David's hidden past) felt like whiplash. Some stuff gets knitted together at the end so the conclusion was mostly satisfying, but there were easily 100 pages of this that belonged in a different book. (Since I complain when books make up things about tech I will give props here. I was so happy to have a writer who understands how machine learning works write an ending that depends upon it. That is a rare event in fiction.)… (més)
Narshkite | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Nov 22, 2023 |
I wouldn't describe this as a crime mystery thriller.
It's mostly a family drama. A heartbreakingly good family drama.
There is a murderer that has to be caught but the entire murder plot only serves as a plot device for the MC to make sure her sister is fine. At its core, the book is about flawed humans trying their best to do the right thing in difficult situations but not always succeeding.
The characters are wonderfully nuanced and have complex and believable personalities and the struggles they go through really hurt sometimes.
I think the biggest problem of this novel is the expectation set by its genre list.

Luckily I wasn't looking for a typical murder mystery thriller in particular and picked this up more or less on a whim.

The only problem the novel has is its pacing at times. The author has the unfortunate tendency to go into really long retrospective sections where the MC tells you as the reader about her past and how it all came to this. This happens frequently in the middle of conversations and these sections are longer than the current time plot by a lot. I generally enjoyed those sections but I wish they wouldn't actively interrupt conversations like that. It's really quite jarring. At least the author made sure to explicitly mention when she returns to now-time.
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omission | Hi ha 97 ressenyes més | Oct 19, 2023 |



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