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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

One of my top, top books of 2016 was Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies. It is the story of a marriage, college sweethearts, and the perspectives on their lives, shared and separate experiences. 561 more words


Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Lotto is 22 when his eyes set on Mathilde for the first time at a party held near the end of their time as Vassar undergraduates. 439 more words


THE ENDURANCE OF LITERATURE: on "The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books" (edited by Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee)

Here, with minor edits, is a piece written originally for the first iteration of the Glasgow Review of Books. It appeared online in April 2011, and as that version of the site has not been archived, I am re-posting it here.  2,628 more words

The Reason I'm Reacting

I am surfacing for air after an intense binge reading week. Like, a don’t-talk-to-people-have-food-delivered-take-your-book-with-you-everywhere week. You know: maniacal. I think that I may have been reacting to the dream I had in which I had a visit from Thornton Wilder. 815 more words


Fates and Furies: A Hesitant Review

There’s a lot I don’t like about Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies. It’s slow. It’s often overly flowery. It winks at itself. Its characters have unlikely and sometimes symbolic names. 691 more words


Serious Reading 2016

2016 is the year I took stock of where my reading had slipped to; a serious upgrade was in order. The report card as the end of the year approaches? 461 more words

Delicate Edible Birds

Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories by Lauren Groff; 2009

Delicate Edible Birds is a tidy collection of short stories by Lauren Groff. There is no question that Groff is a talented writer and – at least from my perspective – the Beyonce of contemporary lit. 301 more words