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Liz Moore (1) (1983–)

Autor(a) de Long Bright River

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Obras de Liz Moore

Long Bright River (2020) 1,510 cópias
Heft (2012) 713 cópias
The Unseen World (2016) 647 cópias
The Words of Every Song (2007) 68 cópias

Associated Works

The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
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
Pequena biografia
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.



The premise of the story is interesting with Micki a female cop whose drug addicted younger sister, Kasey, has disappeared. The story is told in the voice of Micki and alternates between the present and "then", the time when she and Kasey were growing up. Facts about the family and their relationships are slowly revealed through the arc of the story, which helps move the story along, especially when Micki keeps acting on faulty conclusions.

My only complaint about the writing is the awkward writing of the dialogue: "I said..." "...she said" over and over again. I'm not sure if the author was doing that to demonstrate Micki's awkward way of speaking or if it's a limitation of the author.… (mais)
tangledthread | outras 103 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |
This was a beautifully crafted, poignant page turner. I LOVED how Liz Moore surprised me over and over with progressive revelations, and kept me engaged in each of the characters' stories. I found myself taking an extra 5 min here, skipping lunch there, staying up way too late the last 2 nights to read as far as I could.

It's my first time reading Moore's work, and I'll make sure to read more from her.
patl | outras 103 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
I am not sure what in the description of this book that led me to choose it as my Book of the Month selection several months ago. I have seen it called a crime thriller or a police procedural, but I don’t think those terms are accurate, or at least they are only partly correct, because it is much more complex and layered. This book packs in a lot. Dysfunctional working class family. Gritty urban landscape — in this case, the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Addiction and prostitution. Corrupt, criminal cops. People who abuse trust, predators on the most vulnerable people. Social commentary on poverty, addiction, gentrification. And a tale of two sisters who take very different paths away from their chaotic childhood. The narrator, Michaela “Mickey” Fitzpatrick, is a single-mom Philadelphia cop. Her younger sister, Kasey, descended into the underbelly of the city. Liz Moore grabbed my attention from the first page and propelled me on her flowing prose to the end. A nice surprise.… (mais)
1 vote
bschweiger | outras 103 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Kept me up late reading. Dark and sad.

I’m from Philadelphia so I know the area she describes and I grew up not too far from there. I know the neighborhoods and people she’s describing and I know people who have died from their addictions.

Did not guess who the bad guy was (I never do though!)
hmonkeyreads | outras 103 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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