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Lisa Moore

Canada (b.1964)

Lisa Doreen Moore is a Canadian writer.

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Moore studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Although she had intended to follow a career in the visual arts, she now writes full time.

Genres: Literary Fiction
New Books
   Alligator (2005)
   February (2010)
   Caught (2013)
   Flannery (2016)
   This is How we Love (2022)
   Open (2002)
   Degrees of Nakedness (2004)
   The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore (2012)
   Something for Everyone (2018)
   Us, Now (2021)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   Great Expectations (2018)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Alligator
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2010) : February

Lisa Moore recommends
A Grandmother Begins the Story (2023)
Michelle Porter
"Michelle Porter's novel, A Grandmother Begins the Story, is charged with huge blasts of imaginative force - magical in every way. In this novel, divided families come together, there are wise bison, and dogs with opinions, an Indigenous family history spanning generations. Here is heaven and then, what the rest of these vivid characters must contend with, life on earth, with all its splendor and heartbreak. Porter is sometimes knee-slappingly funny, sometimes wry, poignant, nuanced, and gleefully irreverent. But this novel is full of reverence for the most important things: music and stories. Porter's characters are tough and tender, courageous and flawed, and so true to life you'll go back to the beginning as soon as you turn the last page, because you can't stand for it to be over. Michelle Porter's voice is unique, uber-alive, utterly gorgeous. Just, WOW!"
Rage the Night (2023)
Donna Morrissey
"Rage the Night is as fleet and mercurial as a violent storm at sea. Morrisey has created an unforgettable character in Roan. . . . This gothic winter tale is propelled by the sublime majesty of Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and the malevolent howl of nature echoing throughout. Think Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Steinbeck's East of Eden set in late the early 1900's on the ice pans of the North Atlantic. Think hunger, greed and secrets dark and sinister as a lunar eclipse. Think plot twists as volatile as dynamite in hard-packed ice. Tie yourself to the mast. Donna Morrisey is at the top of her game."
Closer by Sea (2023)
Perry Chafe
"Rich, multifaceted, and unforgettable. This novel has all the makings of a beloved, classic bildungsroman, as tender as tender can be."
The Blue Moth Motel (2021)
Olivia Robinson
"Olivia Robinson's The Blue Moth Motel is luminous, shot through with unexpected, transformative beauty. Here is a queer love story alive with intensity. A brilliant new portrait of family, of sisters, of lovers, of mothers. A remarkable novel about voice, and Robinson's voice is so strong, so true, sparkling like crystal, as bright as bright can be--she shows how talent can be harrowing, and how it can make us whole. This book is magical."
Watermark (2019)
Christy Ann Conlin
"Propulsive...Gothic dark and sparkling with brilliant twists. A dangerous joyride."
Catching the Light (2018)
Susan Sinnnott and Susan Sinnott
"This novel is full of adversity and heartbreak, art and redemption, fear and bravery, and ultimately, love in all its fine shadings, tones and colours."

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