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Florida

by Groff, Lauren,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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CLP - East Liberty AV CD Groff
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Groff
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Groff
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD GROFF LAUREN
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC GROFF (COMPACT DISC)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD GRO
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South Park Library AV CD-BK F GRO
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks GROFF Lauren
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Summary
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.

Contents
Ghosts and empties
At the round earth's imagined corners
Dogs go wolf
The midnight zone
Eyewall
For the god of love, for the love of god
Salvador
Flower hunters
Above and below
Snake stories
Yport.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The flora and fauna of the Sunshine State vine and prowl through Groff's second short story collection and first book since the smash-hit novel Fates and Furies (2015). With sympathy for her characters and a keen sensitivity to the natural world, Groff gets readers wondering who or what will triumph or succumb. Contrary to all good advice, a woman waits out a hurricane in her historic home and is visited by the ghosts of men she's loved. A writer, the mother of two young sons, appears in several stories. In one, she's alone with the boys in a remote cabin when she falls while changing a lightbulb and then battles to remain calm and awake in a concussed delirium. In Yport, the three spend a summer month in France for the woman's research on Guy de Maupassant, and it will be the boys who teach her something she hadn't realized about the writer she'd long studied. Though 10 of the 11 stories have been previously published, their power as a single unit is undeniable.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ferocious weather and self-destructive impulses plague the characters in this assured collection, the first from Groff (Fates and Furies) since 2009's Delicate Edible Birds. In "Above and Below," a grad student loses her university funding and spirals into homelessness. The solo vacationer in "Salvador"-one of three stories set outside Florida-waits out a raging storm with a menacing shopkeeper who, after the harrowing night, "smelled of wet denim and sweated-out alcohol and sour private skin." Groff's descriptions shimmer with precision: in "Eyewall," at the onset of a hurricane that a hallucinating woman endures alone, "the lake goosebumped" and "the house sucked in a shuddery breath." On a family getaway to a cheerless cabin in the claustrophobic "The Midnight Zone," a woman notes "how the screens at night pulsed with the tender bellies of lizards." That story is one of five to feature an unnamed fretful mother and novelist who, in "Yport," has dragged her two young sons to France while she researches Guy de Maupassant. "Their world is so full of beauty," she says, fearing for the boys' future, "the last terrible flash of beauty before the darkness." A number of the stories hit similar tonal notes (pessimism threatens to sink a few of them), but Groff's skillful prose, self-awareness, and dark humor leaven the bleakness, making this a consistently rewarding collection. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY : [Westminster, Maryland?] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525626107
0525626107
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