9th Ave: Lauren Groff and Lauren Groff

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Lauren Groff reads from her new story collection, Florida. Also featuring a performance by opera singer Lauren Groff.

 

About Florida

 

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.

 

 

Florida Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

2018 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction


The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.

"Restorative fiction for these urgent times." (The New York Times)

"Outstanding." (The Boston Globe)

"Marvelous." (The Economist)


Fates and Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE


Arcadia: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316434706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Hachette Books - July 13th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Timeless and vast... The raw beauty of Ms. Groff's prose is one of the best things about Arcadia. But it is by no means this book's only kind of splendor."---Janet Maslin, The New York Times


The Monsters of Templeton: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316434713
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Hachette Books - July 13th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- the debut novel by the acclaimed author of Fates and Furies.

"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass."


Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316317771
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Hachette Books - August 30th, 2016

From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Fates and Furies, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in years.


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