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BOOK SIGNING WITH LIZ MOORE
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn
720 Eagleview Blvd.
Exton, PA 19341
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020
"Long Bright River is a remarkable, profoundly moving novel about the ties that bind and the irrevocable wounds of childhood. A riveting mystery...I loved every page." —Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author
Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different.
Then one of them goes missing.In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit—and her sister—before it’s too late.Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017
Sam interviewed Liz in 2016 - Listen here to the full interview.THE UNSEEN WORLD HAS APPEARED ON "BEST OF THE YEAR" LISTS PUBLISHED BY:The New YorkerThe BBCPublishers Weekly
Audible.comVoxThe American Library AssociationPRAISE FOR THE UNSEEN WORLD"Liz Moore's captivating new page-turner . . . is a wry, gentle coming-of-age story and an intriguing glimpse into the development of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, both early on and as envisioned for the future. It is also an incisive, insightful, and compassionate examination of the complexities of family and identity."
KAREN CAMPBELL, BOSTON GLOBE"Fiercely intelligent...Moore evocatively renders the remoteness of even our closest loved ones."
LOUISA HALL, NEW YORK TIMES"A striking examination of family, memory, and technology . . . remarkable and heartbreaking . . . Mysteries build, and Moore's gift for storytelling excels. This is a smart, emotionally powerful literary page-turner."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)"Intelligent and brilliantly absorbing . . . Filled with achingly memorable scenes . . . and beautifully nuanced writing, Moore's (Heft, 2012) latest is a stunner in its precise take on identity and the compromises even the most righteous among us must make to survive life's challenges with grace."
POORNIMA APTE, BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)"The Unseen World is a deeply compelling novel about the intimate mystery of family. The story of how the brilliant Ada decodes the past and grapples with her eccentric father's legacy is gripping, touching and wonderfully intelligent."
DANA SPIOTTA, author of STONE ARABIA"I was so thoroughly engaged with The Unseen World. What a wonderful, fulfilling, riveting read, alive with complex characters, a thrilling story, wit, and above all, a deep sense of compassion."
JAMI ATTENBERG, author of SAINT MAZIE
"I absolutely love this wise, compassionate novel that challenges our definitions of family, of intelligence, and of love. Equal parts cerebral and heartbreaking, The Unseen World is utterly compelling, and its heroine Ada Sibelius is irresistible in all her thorny vulnerability. Liz Moore has given us a masterful version of our own modern condition and I cannot wait to place this book in the hands of my most ardent reader friends."
ROBIN BLACK, author of LIFE DRAWING
"Beautiful, redemptive, and utterly devastating. The kind of world I want to live in would be penned by Liz Moore."
ALEX GILVARRY, author of FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATANT
"In sparse, urgent prose, Liz Moore delivers a staggeringly beautiful meditation on love, legacy, and emotional necessities that make life worth living. That lump in your throat? You won't know quite how it got there--nor believe how long it will stick around once the final page is turned."
TÉA OBREHT, author of THE TIGER'S WIFE
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2012
Sam interviewed Liz in 2012 - Listen to the interview here.PRAISE FOR HEFT"Moore's characters are lovingly drawn . . . A truly original voice."
THE NEW YORKER"Heft is a work that radiantly combines compassion and a clear eyed vision. This is a novel of rare originality and sophistication."
MARY GORDON"A suspenseful, restorative novel from one of our fine young voices."
"Beautiful . . . Stunningly sad and heroically hopeful."
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
"Heft achieves real poignancy . . . the warmth, the humanity and the hope in this novel make it compelling and pleasurable."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"Few novelists of recent memory have put our bleak isolation into words as clearly as Liz Moore does in her new novel."
THE SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE"Moore's writing is clear, persuasive, and totally engaging, bringing her characters to life in all their sweet, quirky glory . . . Heft is about transformation and about accepting that the agent of change can come from the most unlikely source."
THE BOSTON GLOBE"Tender, thoughtful."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"Like its characters' hearts, Heft is full of grace. It's a beautifully written and very moving novel."
THE IRISH TIMES"This is the real deal, Liz Moore is the real deal-she's written a novel that will stick with you long after you've finished it."
RUSSELL BANKS"Moore's lovely novel (after The Words of Every Song) is about overcoming shame and loneliness and learning to connect. It is life-affirming, but never sappy."
"An insightful pageturner."
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Published: Broadway Books - July 3rd, 2007
PRAISE FOR THE WORDS OF EVERY SONG"This is a remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed.
I loved the book..."
"Likeable, well-rendered, sweet."
THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
"Imagine having happened upon Dylan singing in Harvard Square, or having caught one of Joni Mitchell's early shows at an empty club. This is how I felt reading Liz Moore's lyrical and powerful debut novel, like I was witnessing a timeless artist on the verge of transcendence. The Words of Every Song is a virtuoso performance."
BRET ANTHONY JOHNSTON, AUTHOR OF CORPUS CRISTI
"In her impressive debut, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Moore crafts a clever cycle of interconnected short stories about players in New York City's music industry, from a bitter record exec who hates her parents to the self-obsessed hot young thing who binge-eats and blows her shot at superstardom. Moore's heroes are mostly disillusioned, depressive types: Consider the A&R guy whose acts all flop, or the guitarist whose ex-girlfriend kills herself and mails him her suicide note. But some are funny, like the journalist covering a band's show who writes most of his review before they take the stage. Moore's point about ambition-that it's the root of both humor and despair-is hard to miss."
PEOPLE"Liz Moore's The Words of Every Song is the kind of book you want to read twice. The first time you read it for the well-told story, the second time for another look at the inventive way she tells it."
"A young veteran of the New York club circuit meditates on music and the people who make it in a confident, affecting debut collection. Theo Brigham is an A&R executive poised between innocence and experience. Jax Powers-Kline, his boss at Titan Records, is about to learn that she long ago ceased to be human. Siobhan O'Hara is the leader of a band that Theo hopes will be big, but most likely won't. Tommy Mays is an indisputable rock star, Titan's most popular, most lucrative act. These are just a few of the characters-some hopeful, some successful, all on the brink of transformation-whose stories are intertwined. Moore is a musician herself, and her depiction of the music industry rings true. But it's the stories concerning adolescence that are the strongest-like, "A Terrible Dancer," about the fattest member of a teen girl group. Moore is, most vitally, a writer capable of capturing a character or a scene with one or two luminous details. As outstanding as this book is, it's almost as remarkable for what it isn't-not an expose, tell-all or satire. The reader isn't forced to extract enjoyment by, say, guessing who Tommy Mays really is. He really is a rock star who sometimes sings songs that he hates because his label likes them. Sweet, wistful, artfully arranged: like the best mix tape anyone ever made for you."
KIRKUS REVIEW, STARRED REVIEW