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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:


  • Arcadia

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316434706
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: July 2016
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375701290
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 1999
    A stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED is both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. 149p.
  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033416
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: June 2004
    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Morrison's spellbinding novel transforms history into a story on a biblical scale as well as a lullaby. Sethe, the protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. There are too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things occurred. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Morrison is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The New York Times Book Review Fiction Survey finds Beloved 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.' 324p.
  • Birds of America: Stories

    By Lorrie Moore

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307474964
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: January 2010
    Though the characters in these twelve stories are seen in such varied setting as Iowa, Ireland, Maryland, Louisiana and Italy, they are all afflicted with ennui, angst, and aimlessness. They can’t communicate or connect; they have no inner resources; they can’t focus; they can’t feel love. Moore empowers them with wit allowing their thoughts and conversation to sparkle with wordplay, sarcastic banter and idioms used with startling originality. No matter how chaotic their lives, their minds still operate at quip speed; the emotional impact of their inner desolation is expressed in gallows humor. A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. 291p.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ceremony (Penguin Orange Collection)

    By Leslie Marmon Silko

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143129462
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: October 2016
  • Complete Stories

    By Clarice Lispector

    Our Price: $19.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811227933
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: June 2018
  • Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316317771
    • Publisher: Hachette Books
    • Published: August 2016
  • Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems

    By Emily Dickinson

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316184151
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: January 1964
    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.
  • Florida

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634512
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: June 2018
  • Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

    By Mary Shelley

    Our Price: $5.00 - $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143131847
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: January 2018
  • Go, Went, Gone

    By Jenny Erpenbeck

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811225946
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2017
  • Good Morning, Midnight

    By Jean Rhys

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393303940
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: December 1999
    Sasha Jensen has return to Paris, the city of both her happiest moments and her most desperate. A friend has rescued her from the room in London where she had been trying to think herself to death. Now her her past lies in wait for herin cafes, bars, and dress shops, coming to life again as vividly for the reader as it does for her, blurring all distinctions between nightmare and reality. However, the past is not all that looms threateningly on Sasha's horizon. 190p.
  • Gorilla, My Love (Vintage Contemporaries)

    By Toni Cade Bambara

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679738985
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 1992
    Fifteen short stories record the author's ideas about the challenge and complexity of contemporary life