cover image Like Life: Stories

Like Life: Stories

Lorrie Moore. Plume Books, $11.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-452-26637-7

Short stories chronicle the ``like lives'' (as opposed to love lives) of misfits whose romantic endeavors have gone awry. ``Wondrously witty,'' said PW. ``With gallows humor and unfailing understanding, Moore evokes her characters' quiet desperation and valiant searches for significance.'' (Aug.)