Category: Book
By (author): Groff, Lauren
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Riverhead
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 5.12in x 0.68in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The bold new book from the celebrated New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies.

"Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts." --The New York Times Book Review

In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character -- a steely and conflicted wife and mother.

The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida -- its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind -- becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury -- the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.
Review Quote*Praise for Fates and Furies:

"Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers-with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout." -The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

"Fates and Furies is a clear-the-ground triumph." -Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"[Fates and Furies] is a stunning 360-degree view of a complex relationship. . . . There's almost nothing that [Groff is] not interested in and her skill set is breathtaking. . . . It's an incredibly ambitious work, she writes like her hands are on fire." -Richard Russo, NPR's Morning Edition

"The book is a master class in best lines. . . . It's that good. That beautiful. Occasionally, that stunning." -NPR.org

"[A] rich, tricky novel . . . Groff is a fantastically vivid writer . . . it's hard to stop reading." -Entertainment Weekly
Biographical NoteLauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She has won the PEN/O. Henry Award, and been a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, along with several Best American Short Stories anthologies, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and sons.