Okay, Great House this is not. Eh on most of the stories. The first story in the collection features the fictional town of Templeton that is also the setting of Groff's first novel, The Monsters of Templeton. Which I loved. Wonderful, funny, weird novel. Very Lorrie Moore.
So maybe skip Delicate, Edible Birds? I do really love the title and cover except birds are a little ruined for me right now thanks to Nate and Claire showing us this little snippet from the show Portlandia. I can't help but snort when I watch this.