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The Author’s Bookshelf: Lauren Groff

Lauren 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 has 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.

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Lauren Groff’s Bookshelf:


  • Complete Stories

    By Clarice Lispector

    Our Price: $19.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811227933
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: June 2018
  • Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

    By Mary Shelley

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143131847
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: January 2018
  • Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems

    By Robin Coste Lewis

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101911204
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: November 2017
  • Florida

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $13.50 - $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634512
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: June 2018
  • Go, Went, Gone

    By Jenny Erpenbeck

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811225946
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2017
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    By Emil Ferris

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781606999592
    • Publisher: Fantagraphics
    • Published: February 2017
  • Ceremony (Penguin Orange Collection)

    By Leslie Marmon Silko

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143129462
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: October 2016
  • Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316317771
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: August 2016
  • Arcadia

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316434706
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: July 2016
  • The Monsters of Templeton: A Novel

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316434713
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: July 2016
  • Bright Dead Things

    By Ada Limon

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781571314710
    • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
    • Published: September 2015
    Bright Dead Things examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately disorderly, and marvelous, and ours.”A book of bravado and introspection, of 21st century feminist swagger and harrowing terror and loss, this fourth collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contacttracing in intimate detail the various ways the speaker’s sense of self both shifts and perseveres as she moves from New York City to rural Kentucky, loses a dear parent, ages past the capriciousness of youth, and falls in love. Limón has often been a poet who wears her heart on her sleeve, but in these extraordinary poems that heart becomes a huge beating genius machine” striving to embrace and understand the fullness of the present moment. I am beautiful. I am full of love. I am dying,” the poet writes. Building on the legacies of forebears such as Frank O’Hara, Sharon Olds, and Mark Doty, Limón’s work is consistently generous and accessiblethough every observed moment feels complexly thought, felt, and lived.
  • Oreo

    By Fran Ross

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811223225
    • Publisher: New Directions Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2015
    Oreo, a biracial black girl from Philadelphia, searches for her Jewish father in New York City, navigating the labyrinth of sound studios, brothels, and subway tunnels of Manhattan in a journey of self-discovery.
  • Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems

    By Emily Dickinson

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316184151
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1997
    576 poems that fully and fairly represent not only the complete range of Dickinson's poetic genius but also the complexity of her personality, the fluctuations of her mood, and the development of her style. This is the first selected volume that draws from all 1,775 of Dickinson's poems. Index of First Lines. 331p.
  • Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories

    By Deborah Eisenberg

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312425937
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: January 2007
    A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year. In her newest volume of short stories, Deborah Eisenberg, the author of three previous collections, shows how memories and long-ago events shadow current decisions, how the gap between expectations and reality grows ever wider as the years scroll by. These rigorous, asymmetrical narratives possess all the surprising twists and dismaying turns of real life - from a group of friends whose luck turns to disaster astheir balcony becomes a front-row seat to the events of 9/11, to the too painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister. 225p.
  • Bluets

    By Maggie Nelson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933517407
    • Publisher: Wave Books
    • Published: October 2009
    Bluets is a lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and responding to, the divergent voices and preoccupations of such generative figures as Wittgenstein, Sei Shonagon, William Gass and Joan Mitchell.