Biography 28 mar 1964 lisa moore hails from canada and was born march 28, 1964 in st. Welcome to the litcharts study guide on lisa genovas still alice. Alligator was a finalist for the scotia bank giller prize, won the commonwealth writers. Propelled by a local tragedy, in which an oil rig sinks in a violent storm off the c. The selected short fiction of lisa moore house of anansi. Pitchfork writes shes the best kind of contemporary classical musician.
Sparknotes are the most helpful study guides around to literature, math, science, and more. Propelled by a local tragedy, in which an oil rig sinks in a violent storm off the coast of newfoundland, february follows the life of helen omara, widowed by the. I chose february by lisa moore because the author was unknown to me and i liked the cover and the story line. While planning, she concocts the idea of making four distinct mixtures. Lisa moores novel february house of anansi press was a critical success when it came out in 2009, landing on the longlist for the man booker prize three years later, the timeshifting story, about a widow who must raise four children after her husband is killed in the sinking of the ocean ranger oil rig, is heading to the stage. February is lisa moores heartstopping followup to her debut novel, alligator, winner of the commonwealth writers prize for the caribbean and canadian region. Thompson with assistance from elizabeth llanes data from the newly released 2016 survey of consumer finances show wealth has grown for families across race and ethnicity groups since 20, but substantial disparities between groups persist. The book examines how that disease impacts their relationships with one another, and with others outside of their family.
Highlights their relationship, how they fail to communicate and relate with one another. Caught was a finalist for the rogers writers trust fiction prize and the scotiabank giller prize and is now a major cbc television series starring allan hawco. A police who keeps track of slaney while he is on the run and contributes to the capture of slaney. Lisa moore is the acclaimed author of february, which was longlisted for the man booker prize, selected as one of the new yorkers best books of the year, and was a globe and mail top 100 book. His parents were westly and joy, and his sisters were nikki and shani.
Still alice study guide literature guide litcharts. Lisa moore on writing february for the stage quill. Her books include february, which won canada reads 20 when it was defended by trent mcclellan. Helen deals with the problems of her teenagers with a sense of acceptance that mistakes were going to be made rather than selfpity that there couldnt have been two parents to deal with the. Helen omara, the novels protagonist, loses her husband cal in a disaster there were no survivors later attributed to flaws in safety, design, and crew training. February is the account of how one ordinary newfoundland family carries on after the ocean ranger disaster, the. Moore is in a plane in the state of georgia, being trained by a group of instructors called black hats.
The tough newfoundlander heroine of lisa moores new novel is haunted by the death of her husband. If you want a chronological narrative, with a clear arch of a story, this book is not for you. Visit the canada reads website for details on how to watch or listen to the turf wars debates from february 11 14. He visits the other wes moore in prison to talk about the past. Johns, newfoundland and labrador, moore studied art first at college of the north atlantic in her home province and then at the nova scotia college of art and design. February won cbcs canada reads competition, was longlisted for the man booker prize, and was named a new yorker best book of the year and a globe and mail top 100 book. Lisa moore caught was a finalist for the rogers writers trust fiction prize and the scotiabank giller prize and is now a major cbc television series starring allan hawco. February summary and analysis like sparknotes free book notes.
Lisa moore born 28 march 1964 is an acclaimed canadian writer and editor established in the province of newfoundland and labrador born in st. Born in australia and raised in canberra, london, and sydney, lisa moore has lived in the usa since 1980. In the opening chapter of lisa moores bookerlonglisted novel, february, a mother reminisces on the eve of her sons return from singapore lisa moore fri 6. Mar 10, 20 i chose february by lisa moore because the author was unknown to me and i liked the cover and the story line. I have, incidentally read moores novel, february and want to reread it. Lisa moore is the acclaimed author of the novels caught, february, and alligator. Through an acute ear for dialogue and pared down prose, moores characters are. Propelled by a local tragedy, in which an oil rig sinks in a violent storm off the coast of newfoundland, february follows the life of helen omara, widowed by the accident, as she continuously spirals from the present day. The lonely goatherd lisa moore carl and anita, sarah, hans carl thinks of anita and the women he sleeps with as body parts. February, by the canadian writer lisa moore, is a lovely book. But the immortal life of henrietta lacks is much more than a portrait of the lacks family. This is just one of many questions and puzzles that lisa moore presents her readers in february. She pulls it off seamlessly, creating a vivid, compulsively readable tale. February is the account of how one ordinary newfoundland family carries on after the ocean.
February is canadian novelist lisa moores second novel she has also published two collections of short stories and was longlisted for the booker prize. In the 1980s a doctor who had removed the cancerridden. Sites like sparknotes with a february study guide or cliff notes. Lisa moore is the acclaimed author of alligator, winner of the.
The tragic subject matter of her latest novel fits. Still alice is a novel written by lisa genova, and was initially selfpublished in 2007 with iuniverse. The book was then republished by gallery books in 2009. Representing the atlantic region, february lisa moores second novel will be defended by trent mcclellan during canada reads 20. Moore also takes us back, over and over, to february 1982, when a terrible storm sank that oil rig, whose crew wasnt adequately trained in safety measures.
Jul 12, 20 lisa moore, who needs no introduction to those who listened to her canada reads victory earlier this year, follows up her heartbreaking novel february with caught, a taut pot yarn about a deal. Her short story collection open was a finalist for the giller prize, as was her first novel alligator, which went on to win the commonwealth fiction prize. Find sample tests, essay help, and translations of shakespeare. Although she had intended to follow a career in the visual arts, she now writes fulltime. Revisiting lisa moores short fiction buried in print. Liane moriartys what alice forgot also features a woman. Lisa moore on writing february for the stage quill and. Caught by lisa moore characters slaney the main character, the protagonist in the story. While planning, she concocts the idea of making four distinct mixtures one blue, one red, one orange, and one green. Feb 21, 2010 moore also takes us back, over and over, to february 1982, when a terrible storm sank that oil rig, whose crew wasnt adequately trained in safety measures. A young woman struggles with her unconventional mom, her best friends cold shoulder, and a fierce crush in this novel for teens set in newfoundland. Caught, which was a finalist for the scotiabank giller. Recently taking up the challenge to read books already residing on my own shelf new years resolution, i threw february into my bag for a 2 12 week trip to australia and the south pacific.
Jan 25, 2010 february by lisa moore centred around a real event the sinking of an oil rig off the coast of newfoundland in 1982 february is the story of how one family is affected, immediately after. He had a difficult time growing up because of the death of his father but after being sent to millitary school his behavior and grades improved. Caught 20 by lisa moore moore combines the propulsive storytelling of a beachbook thriller with the skilled use of language and penetrating insights of literary fiction. Johns, and returned to live there after earning a bachelor of arts degree at the nova scotia college of art and design.
Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of lisa moore s february. February summary and analysis like sparknotes free. Readers guide february lisa moore man booker prize. Then, they were tucked inside my copy of lisa moore s alligator. Lisa genovas inside the obriens features a family in which several members have huntingtons diseasewhich, like alice howlands gene mutation that results in alzheimers, has a strong genetic link. February won cbcs canada reads competition, was longlisted for the man booker prize, and was named a new yorker best book of the year and a globe. Join facebook to connect with lisa moore and others you may know. Sarah crown on a tale that turns a reallife disaster into a minorkey triumph. Johns, newfoundland, moore studied art first at college of the north atlantic in her home province and then at the nova scotia college of art and design. Lisa moore is the acclaimed author of february, which was longlisted for the man booker prize, selected as one of the new yorkers best books of the year, was a globe and mail top 100 book and winner of canada reads 20.
Lisa moores ya novel flannery tells the story of flannery, a sixteenyearold girl, who decides to see if she, along with her classmate and crush tyrone, can create love potions for her entrepreneurship class. He has 50 pounds of equipment strapped to him, and is about to jump out of the plane. Still alice study guide from litcharts the creators of sparknotes. The selected short fiction of lisa moore a list lisa moore jane urquhart. Lisa moore has written two collections of stories, degrees of nakedness and open, as well as a novel, alligator. Commonwealth writers prize for canada and the caribbean, a finalist for the giller prize and. The stone angel is a firstperson narrative that at times almost breaks into streamofconsciousness writing as hagar, the main character, gradually loses lucidity due to old age and illness. Feb 01, 2010 february, by the canadian writer lisa moore, is a lovely book. Alligator won the commonwealth prize for the canadian caribbean region and the relit award, and open won the canadian authors association jubilee prize for short fiction. Based in new york city since 1985, she has released ten solo discs cantaloupe, orange mountain music, irreverence group music, tall poppies with music ranging from leos janacek to philip glass as well as individual solo recorded tracks. February by lisa moore centred around a real event the sinking of an oil rig off the coast of newfoundland in 1982 february is the story of how one family is affected, immediately after. Open and alligator were both nominated for the giller prize. Lisa moore, who needs no introduction to those who listened to her canada reads victory earlier this year, follows up her heartbreaking novel february with caught, a taut pot yarn about a deal.
Petbehavior writer lisa moore says an owner should withhold attention while her dog is barking to curb the new noisy habit. Described as brilliant and searching beautiful and impassionedlustrous at the keyboard by the new york times, lisa moores performances combine music and theatre with expressive and emotional power whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo recital or a fiendish chamber score. Despite the timestamped chapters, then, and the title itself, which refers both to the february of cals death and the february in which johns baby will be born, moore. Patrick dewitt, author of the sisters brothers lisa moore, canada reads latest winner and a new yorker best book of the year author, is known for subtly crafted narratives that are at once sharp and impressionistic. Although originally intending to be a visual artist, moore went on to study at the memorial university of newfoundland, where she became a member of the burning rock, a collective of. Moore captures both the emotions and the activities of daily life that carry on after a loss, such as trying to pay the bills after cals income is gone. For years, a set of loose photocopied pages were housed on my bookshelf with the ms. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in the other wes moore, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.1071 1061 163 228 1098 706 580 1332 599 377 1499 445 234 1062 724 229 278 711 1316 492 1469 619 1015 1478 1486 1206 1247 1175 689 1340 1320