A Gate at the Stairs

by Lorrie Moore

Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the daughter of a gentleman farmer, has come to a university town as astudent.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 322 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.14 out of 5
  • Published September 1st 2009 by Knopf
  • Original Title: A Gate at the Stairs
  • ISBN: 0375409289 (ISBN13: 9780375409288)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Tassie Keltjin
  • Sarah Brink
  • Literary Awards: Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Shortlist (2010)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominee (2010)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2009)

Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the daughter of a gentleman farmer, has come to a university town as a student. When she takes a job as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous family, she finds herself drawn deeper into their world and forever changed. Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America.