A Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore’s smart, funny and eccentric novel, introduces Tassie Keltjin a 20 year old college student at a fictional Wisconsin university, “the Athens of the Midwest.” Instead of returning to her parents’ farm at the semester break, she takes a job as would-be nanny for a restaurant owner/chef and her husband who are trying to adopt a child. Tassie’s easy-going manner, small town charm, and wry sense of humor seem to be the perfect complement to the obsessive, neurotic, demanding chef, Sarah. When Sarah does finally adopt Mary-Emma, a mixed race child, Tassie proves to be an able caretaker and learns a lot about herself and the world. I fell in love with A Gate at the Stairs in the opening pages, immediately attracted to the observant and intelligent narrator.
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ISBN: 9780375708466
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Published: Vintage - August 24th, 2010

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