A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Set in the Midwest shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the book follows a young woman named Tassie Keltjin as she navigates her way through college life and a new job as a nanny for a sophisticated and mysterious couple who have adopted a mixed-race child. The story delves into themes of love, loss, and the complexities of racial identity, as Tassie becomes more entangled in the family's life and secrets, ultimately experiencing a tragic loss that changes her perspective on life.

The 3666th greatest book of all time


Published
2009
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
320
Words
123,000
Original Language
English

If you're interested in seeing the ranking details on this book go here

This book is on the following 2 lists: