Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore audiobook

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?: A Novel

By Lorrie Moore
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Blackstone Publishing 9780679434825
5.79 Hours Unabridged
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In this moving, poignant novel by the bestselling author of Birds of America, we share a grown woman’s bittersweet nostalgia for the wildness of her youth. The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend, Sils, had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks smoking, joking, and gossiping. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small-town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger—until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help—and then everything changes.

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Summary

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An O Magazine Pick of 25 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her Lifetime

In this moving, poignant novel by the bestselling author of Birds of America, we share a grown woman’s bittersweet nostalgia for the wildness of her youth.

The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend, Sils, had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks smoking, joking, and gossiping. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small-town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger—until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help—and then everything changes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Touches and dazzles and entertains. An enchanting novel.” New York Times
“Lorrie Moore distills, in less than two hundred pages, the vacillating pleasures and pains of the sisterly love between girls as well as the way such a formative friendship reverberates through the years—even after that relationship has long since ended.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Exquisite…Exhilarting…Balanced adroitly on the fine line between laughter and tears.” Chicago Tribune
“The extraordinarily talented Lorrie Moore presents the lives of Sils and Berie and the atmosphere of the upstate town they live in with a subtle, moving, and often outright brilliance.” Los Angeles Times
“This novel is like a hand-painted Russian Easter egg, a Chinese sleeve piece done in blind stitch; painstaking, breathtaking beauty in miniature. [Moore] creates a gorgeous, terrifying picture.” Washington Post Book World
“This is more than a girls’ coming-of-age story…Ms. Moore was always able to make readers laugh out loud. This is the first of her works that can bring them to tears as well.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Lorrie Moore

Author Bio: Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her work has won honors from the Lannan Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the PEN/Malamud Award. She is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English