Florida

By Lauren Groff
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8.00 Hours 06/05/2018 unabridged
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New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies. Lauren Groff is "a writer of rare gifts,"* and Florida -- her first new book since her "clear the ground triumph"* Fates and Furies -- is an electrifying, expanding read. Over a decade ago, Groff moved to her adopted home state of Florida. 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. 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. Groff's evocative storytelling and knife-sharp intelligence first transport the reader, then jolt 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, Groff pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury -- the moments that make us alive. Vigorous, startling, precise, and moving, Florida is a magnificent achievement. (*The New York Times, Washington Post)

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies.

Lauren Groff is "a writer of rare gifts,"* and Florida -- her first new book since her "clear the ground triumph"* Fates and Furies -- is an electrifying, expanding read.

Over a decade ago, Groff moved to her adopted home state of Florida. 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. 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.

Groff's evocative storytelling and knife-sharp intelligence first transport the reader, then jolt 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, Groff pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury -- the moments that make us alive. Vigorous, startling, precise, and moving, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

(*The New York Times, Washington Post)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts…with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance.” New York Times Book Review on Fates and Furies

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Author Bio: Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is a New York Times bestselling novelist and acclaimed short story writer. She was born in Cooperstown, NY and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her short stories have appeared in a number of prestigious publications and journals, including the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Best New American Voices 2008. She was awarded the Axton Fellowship at the University of Louisville, and her first novel, The Monsters of Templeton, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers; it was also a New York Times bestseller. Groff currently lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and two sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English