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    • Florida

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Lauren Groff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 listener, then jolt us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty....

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Fates and Furies

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Julia Whelan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,953
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,564
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,579

    Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Paean to Marriage, Mythology and Theatre

    • By W Perry Hall on 09-20-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Monsters of Templeton

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Nicole Roberts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4 out of 5 stars 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 144

    In the wake of a disastrous affair with her married archeology professor, brilliant Wilhelmina Cooper arrives back at the doorstep of her hippie mother-turned-born-again-Christian's house in Templeton, New York - a storybook town her ancestors founded on the shores of Lake Glimmerglass. Upon her arrival, a prehistoric monster surfaces in the lake, bringing a feeding frenzy to the quiet town. And Willie learns she has a mystery father her mother has kept secret for Willie's entire life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SPOILER ALERT!!

    • By Dan's Gal Sal on 03-23-08

    Regular price: $28.47

    • Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Lauren Groff presents nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a 20th-century American woman. In some of these stories, enormous changes happen in an instant. In others, transformations occur across a lifetime---or several lifetimes. Throughout the collection, Groff displays particular and vivid preoccupations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lauren Groff is amazing!

    • By Pedro Ramirez on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Arcadia

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 270
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 230

    Lauren Groff’s acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young idealists forming a commune in western New York State. Into this group is born Bit, who grows into a quiet, distant man. Over the course of 50 years, Bit witnesses the utopia crumble and the world change in unimaginable ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Luscious prose, intimate and realistic

    • By Kathleen on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 2 (Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan)

    • By: Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Highlights
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    "The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; “Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead; “Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; “Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan; “Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Arcadia

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s, several dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what becomes a famous commune centred on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. The Arcadians rise and fall across three generations and what evolves is an astonishingly beautiful and gripping novel.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Licht und Zorn

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Roman Knižka, Claudia Michelsen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nur Lotto wagt es, sich Mathilde, der unnahbaren Schönheit, zu nähern. Dass sie füreinander bestimmt sind, scheint eine simple göttliche Gleichung zu sein. Sie lieben sich, sie begehren einander, sie heiraten. Ihre Partys in New York sind legendär, und irgendwann feiert Lotto Triumphe als Dramatiker. Ist das alles tatsächlich glückliche Fügung oder lenkt hier jemand die Geschicke, hält die goldenen Fäden unnachgiebig in der Hand?

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Monsters of Templeton

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The day 28-year-old Willie Upton returns to her hometown of Templeton, New York, in disgrace is the day an enormous monster surfaces in Lake Glimmerglass. So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel of mystery, hubris, obession, passion and revenge spanning two centuries, where the dead rise up to tell their sides of the story and the living are haunted by the sins of the past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Lucy on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $34.08

    • Skaebne og haevn

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Flyvbjerg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
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    "Skaebne og haevn" er en blaendende fortaelling om kaerlighed, løgne og hemmeligheder i et tilsyneladende lykkeligt aegteskab. Lotto og Mathilde bliver stormende forelsket på college og kort efter gifter de sig. Som 22-årige er de smukke, glamourøse og med storslåede fremtidsudsigter. Ti år senere ser vennerne stadig med misundelse på deres liv og aegteskab.

    Regular price: $18.50