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Florida | Lauren Groff
New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with an electric collection of stories as propulsive and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies. Lauren Groff is one of the most important authors writing today, and Florida -- her first new book since her "clear the ground triumph"* Fates and Furies -- is an electrifying, expanding read. 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. In "The Midnight Zone," a woman finds herself injured and isolated in a confined space with her children, danger literally prowling outside the door, and must confront what it is she is really afraid of. "Above and Below" follows a young homeless woman as she moves from one Florida beach town to another, finding increasingly precarious ways to survive. And "Yport" brilliantly explores the alternating fulfillment and anxiety of modern marriage and motherhood, all the more apparent when removed from routine American life. Groff's evocative storytelling and knife-sharp intelligence first transport the reader, then jolt 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, Groff pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury -- the moments that make us alive. Vigorous, startling, precise, and moving, Florida is a magnificent achievement. (*Washington Post)
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Rachel_nyc
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Mehso-so

I need to preface this by saying I‘m not a big fan of short story collections in general. I tend to like character driven novels so short stories can be frustrating for me since there isn‘t usually enough time to flesh out characters. Having said that, there were a few stories like the one during the tornado and the first one set in France that I really loved and I expect those who are fans of short stories will love this collection.

Theaelizabet I‘m where you are with short story collections (unless it‘s Eudora Welty 😉). I thought this one had much to recommend it, though there were certainly highs and lows. I look forward to Groff‘s next novel. 1w
Rachel_nyc @Theaelizabet Yes, I agree. I‘m definitely interested in reading her novel as well as I really like her writing style. 1w
Suet624 @Theaelizabet I‘m with both of you on short stories and on this book. I love Lauren Groff though so I‘ll pick up anything she writes. 1w
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Rachel_nyc @Suet624 Glad I‘m not alone in my feelings on short stories. People are always pushing me to read collections and while I often enjoy them, it‘s never as fun as sinking my teeth into a great novel. 1w
Suet624 @Rachel_nyc I totally agree. 1w
vivastory I second everything said in this thread 1w
Rachel_nyc @vivastory Yeah, there are lots of us! 1w
Ruthiella I don‘t gravitate towards short stories either. The only exception has been Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collections and The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (which totally worked as a novel IMO). (edited) 1w
Rachel_nyc @Ruthiella I‘ve enjoyed Lahiri‘s stories as well. I will have to check outThe Tsar of Love and Techno. 1w
BarbaraBB I agree too in that I prefer novels but there are many exceptions. For example I looooved 1w
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB Ooh I‘ve heard good things about that collection and if you loved it, I‘m sure I will too. Stacked! 1w
BarbaraBB I think so too! Almost sure 😀 1w
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KarenUK
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Risking a #litsyneighborhood walk this morning under a very stormy looking sky.
This audiobook re-read for a bookclub (previously read in print) is perfect for my South FL locale.
The gorgeous writing captures the eerie natural brutality of Florida in each of the short stories, it‘s extremes of weather, it‘s prehistoric creatures, the humidity and oppressiveness....
It‘s soooo good! 💕🌴😎🦎🐊🐢🦅🌩💨

MrBook Whooaa! Love this!! Those trees 😍! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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mutlee
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

As always, Groff‘s prose is beautiful. I didn‘t like this as much as her other books, but short stories aren‘t really my thing. Just as I get invested, they end. But I did like the recurring mother character. And I related as a northerner living in the south. Descriptions of north Florida are spot on!

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mutlee
Florida | Lauren Groff

“She buries her failure in this, as she buries all her failures, in reading.“
Yep, that's me!

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Sharpeipup
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Thoughts on this bookcase? 👍🏻 or 👎🏻

Photo credit: Nj.sterling IG

TimSpalding Really shortchanges my state, Maine. 😀 1mo
CaliforniaCay I like it! It's very unique 👍🏾 1mo
Tamra Fun, but...... being a former Alaskan it‘s playing into a common misperception. 😆 1mo
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Purrfectpages It‘s unique, but doesn‘t seem particularly functional. 1mo
Sharpeipup @TimSpalding It looks like you only get half of Maine... 1mo
TimSpalding @Sharpeipup Yup. Maine is HUGE, people. 😀 1mo
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mjdowens
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I should be reading but.......

Samplergal What part of Florida is that? I‘m in Fort Lauderdale area. 2mo
mjdowens We are at Indian Rocks. Stayed here for the first time last year and love it! (edited) 2mo
Mdargusch That looks heavenly! 💙 2mo
ReadingSusan Gorgeous! 2mo
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scowler1
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

Very good, a little melancholy but that's okay. Short stories with one recurring character. The narrator's voice seems to be the same one through the whole book though. Intentional?

saresmoore Ooh, that‘s a good question. I really enjoyed this one—felt like I was wandering around in Groff‘s brain. 2mo
Becker I appreciate both the picture and your thoughts. 2mo
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DoonTheGoon
Florida | Lauren Groff
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And so the move begins. This is about a quarter of my TBR pile - and my TBR is only about a quarter of my books owned. Lord have mercy.

Lindy 🍀 2mo
vumblereads I don‘t even want to count how many books are on my TBR pile. 😂 2mo
DoonTheGoon @vumblereads I haven't counted either - but carrying them in this move really puts things in perspective! 2mo
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vumblereads Oh my! Good luck with the move! 2mo
wanderinglynn Good luck with your move! I hope everything goes smoothly. 2mo
Sharpeipup Good luck! 2mo
BookwormAHN Good luck with the move 🍀 2mo
TheLudicReader Moving books is the worst. But the alternative...not taking them...is unthinkable. Good luck. 2mo
TheBookHippie Good luck!!! I‘ve been thinking of you! Hope you got my card ❤️ 2mo
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dbburks
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Excited about the next month of reading

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Chelsea.Poole
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

I listened to the #audiobook of this #shortstory collection. There were seriously amazing scenes and writing throughout. I am not a huge short story fan, but I like the author and heard great things; it didn't disappoint. I also many of the stories relatable as the mothers featured in the stories often had two young sons, as I do. Also, Florida was such an intense setting in these stories, obvs! 🐊

Tanisha_A Pretty photograph! 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Next up is Florida on #audiobook. However, pictured here is the #librarybook with one of my 4 beautiful blooming apple trees. 🌸 🍏 🌳 #readandlisten

Tanisha_A Beautiful picture! Oh the tree ❤️ 2mo
BeckyMerilatt I loved this book. ❤️❤️ 2mo
LaraReads So pretty! 🌳 2mo
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Samplergal
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Camping can sometimes mean rain, but this is where we are this week. I was able to read here today, with a wonderful breeze and an iced tea. #retirement

JennyM That looks perfect! Enjoy 3mo
Crazeedi Lovely! Enjoy your time! 3mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! ❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville So pretty! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Mehso-so

I‘m left a bit meh with this book, and I‘m not really sure it is the book‘s fault. I‘m mostly into weird, magical and fairy tale like short stories, so this realistic collection isn‘t really in my wheel house. Groff‘s writing is great, but it didn‘t really make me feel anything, except a bit anxious with all the snakes.

#MarchMadnessChallenge

emilyhaldi Ha!! Considering I'm not into weird magical fairy tales, maybe I'll like this one! 🙃 3mo
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Kalalalatja
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Treat yo self 🙌

#currentlyreading

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monalyisha
Florida | Lauren Groff
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We fly home tomorrow. 😭

Dolly The colors in this photo are fabulous! 3mo
Mitch Gorgeous picture 💕💕💕 3mo
CouronneDhiver Perfect! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful photo!! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
Florida | Lauren Groff
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The first of many #LibraryHaul(s) for the #MarchMadness reading challenge 📚📚

Maitri Sea Prayer is wonderful! 😊 3mo
JennyM 👌📚 (edited) 3mo
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monalyisha
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Booked tickets for a long-weekend down in Florida this evening. This‘ll be me in just a little over two weeks‘ time. Sunshine, here I come! ☀️

Now accepting vacation reading suggestions. 😉

CoffeeNBooks Nice! Where in FL are you vacationing? 4mo
monalyisha @CoffeeNBooks My mom has a condo near West Palm Beach. 🌴 I try to escape once a Winter in an effort to maintain the loose grip I have on my sanity. 😅 (edited) 4mo
SharonGoforth Have you read Florida? I loved it! 4mo
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CoffeeK8 @monalyisha that‘s a beautiful area, my father in law lives near there in Boca, we‘re going down at the end of April. 4mo
monalyisha @CoffeeK8 Oh, cool. 😎 I‘ve always just visited my mom, but this time she‘s home (in MA) & my husband & I are going alone. If you have any places in the area that you love (food, beaches, etc), I‘m open to suggestions! 4mo
CoffeeK8 @monalyisha hmm... we always go with our kids, so I can recommend Ice cream places and restaurants with stuffed animals on the walls. Sloan‘s Ice Cream is really fun and whimsical and Waterstone Rum Bar was great. They have outside seating too 4mo
Sharpeipup What part of Florida? 4mo
monalyisha @Sharpiepup Near West Palm Beach. 🏖 4mo
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Samplergal
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Our first RV trip to the Everglades was a good one. I read three books and we enjoyed 🐊 spotting. Spotty internet and Tv signal was almost welcome. Almost. #mountTbr

wordzie 😎 4mo
cherinium It's the best time of the year for wildlife in the Everglades! Love it! 🦅🦆🦉🐊🐢🦎🐍🦋🐌🐟🦈🐜🐞🕷🐝 4mo
Samplergal @cherinium it is! We saw all kinds of critters. One gator 🐊 started going towards my doggies, who were looking like appetizers. That was scary. We love it there for the stillness and the wildlife. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Oh hell naw.... I can‘t deal with Florida wildlife. 😬 4mo
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Samplergal
Florida | Lauren Groff
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#readingUSA2019. I finished Florida yesterday. 4🐊. Moving right along with my #readingUSA2019.

Librarybelle You‘re doing well! 4mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy I tried this about 4 years ago and got interrupted at some point and got off track. I think I should go back to this, thanks for the inspiration! 4mo
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Samplergal
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

4🐊. Fresh from the Everglades! Great short story collection, all with a Florida connection. #readingUSA2019

EmilyM I am not a huge fan of short stories but I really like this author. 4mo
Cathythoughts I‘m also not a short story lover ... but I love this writer & will make an exception for her 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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Samplergal
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Starting this for a weekend in the Everglades. Seems appropriate. 🐊🐊🐊#readingUSA2019

Librarybelle I have this for my Florida pick! 4mo
Samplergal @Librarybelle 👍🏼. I‘ve read the first three stories. Very good! 4mo
KarenUK @samplergal glad you are enjoying it😊👍have a fun trip! 💕 4mo
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Cathythoughts
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

#Booked2019 #Clifi Thankyou @KarenUK for the heads up on this one ... I loved Fates & Furies ... And was only too happy to read this one ! I found it haunting & beautifully written, love this writer ♥️👍🏻
#clifi done & dusted

TrishB Go you 👍🏻 4mo
batsy Look at you go, Challenge Queen 👑💛 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks !! I‘m delighted with myself 💃🏾 4mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy oh stop 😂 😂 ! Thanks 👍🏻 4mo
batsy 😁 I loved this story by Groff: The Midnight Zone http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30197223-the-midnight-zone Gonna have to read Boca Raton, and more of her fiction. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Well look at you, ✅ all the prompts! 👏 Why is this book not in the database? 🤨 4mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Look at you!!! You‘re a contender, Cathy 🙌🏻 gotta agree with @batsy 🧡 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think it‘s a story within the Florida collection ( I‘m actually not sure ) .... ♥️👍🏻 4mo
KarenUK Yay! @cathythoughts so glad you enjoyed it..... @erzascarletbookgasm Maybe it‘s because it‘s a kindle single maybe? Exclusive to Amazon/Audible I believe..... 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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KarenUK
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

This Cli-Fi story has everything I‘d expected from Lauren Groff. Gorgeous writing with an underbelly of something sinister.
A single mum struggles as her grasp on reality slips away, triggered by a disturbing discovery during a beach clean up. She spirals as the threat of environmental destruction, and the pending decay of the south FL coastline appears to loom ever closer in her mind.
#booked2019 #CliFi
(Not in database -A kindle single)

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!!! Take note everyone!!!! A good #CliFi read 🙌🏻🌞🎉🤓 4mo
TheBookHippie Oh I love Boca. Such a pretty place. 4mo
LauraBeth Oohh - I‘m intrigued! 4mo
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Cathythoughts Oh yes this looks good. ... will check it out when I get home ♥️👍🏻 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I should grab this, as a former resident of Boca. And about a hundred other reasons. Thanks for the review! 4mo
saresmoore I‘ve actually written a short story with a very similar concept. Weird. But then, I do love LG and I‘ve spent more time than I‘d have liked in Boca! 4mo
JennyM Sounds great 👍 4mo
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mdhughes72
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t know what it is with me and Lauren Groff but she just does not do it for me. I realize that she writes in English but it all comes out as so much word-mush. All the stories in this collection bleed together because there isn‘t a lot of plot or character. It‘s all atmosphere. So in that sense this book is aptly named. A state with storms and swamps and creepy creatures is the MC here. Very gothic. Yawn.

8little_paws I did not care for this on audio at all but then tried in print and loved it 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Suet624 I was surprised by how much I liked it. I don‘t normally like short stories. Maybe it‘s just time for you to pass on Goff. 🤷🏻‍♀️😀 4mo
mdhughes72 @8little_paws I‘m not sure I‘m willing to give print a try. I think it‘s just her writing style. I‘m ready @Suet624! 4mo
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Dolly
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Mehso-so

I can see why others liked it but this one‘s not for me.

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Suet624
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

Lauren Groff has written novels that have stayed with me for years. This collection of short stories will too. I have a strained relationship with short stories in general, but Groff‘s descriptions and subject matter kept me glued to the page. I can‘t wait to read whatever she writes next.

saresmoore I couldn‘t agree more! ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
BarbaraBB So do I! 5mo
readordierachel Sold! 5mo
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Suet624
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I‘m reading the tagged book but this is the current temperature outside and it‘s supposed to get even colder. An accumulated 20 inches of snow fell over the last three days and my shoveled piles are taller than my head. It‘s actually quite beautiful out there. Sweaters, blankets, a couch and a great deal of reading is my plan for this wintery day. Snug as a bug in a rug. 😀

TheSpineView Snow does make for a good reading day! Enjoy! 5mo
Suet624 @TheSpineView You‘re so right. And thanks! 5mo
tpixie Oh my! You are living an adventure I‘ve never have!! ❄️. What state/country are you in? I‘m form Kansas, we were to get 3 inches, but it looped around us. My sister in KC May get 4-7 inches. That‘s on the higher end for Kansas. 5mo
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Suet624 @tpixie I live in the mountains of northern Vermont. Each winter is an adventure in cabin fever. 😂😂 Tourists come from all over to ski but I stay inside and read. 😁 5mo
Slajaunie Enjoy! ❄️📖☕️ 5mo
Itchyfeetreader Wow what weather ! 5mo
Reggie Stay warm, Sue! 5mo
LauraBeth 🥶🥶🥶 5mo
tpixie @Suet624 Snow ⛄️ is lovely- from inside!!! Keep warm! 📚📚📚 5mo
Suet624 @Slajaunie Thanks! And yes, there will be coffee 😀 5mo
tpixie @Suet624 😊 5mo
Ingerella I lived in New England when I was younger. I loved it but I do not miss that cold! Stay warm! 5mo
Suet624 @Reggie I‘ve got the extra little heaters going, trying to keep it at a warm-ish temp in the house. 😀 5mo
Lindy @Suet624 Staying snug inside with a book sounds like an excellent plan. ❄️ 5mo
kspenmoll Books rescue us from so much & still let us have adventures. Stay warm & cozy my friend! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled We‘re in the south and have a dream of moving to Vermont (we visited and LOVED it) - but I honestly can‘t wrap my brain around temperatures like this! 🥶 5mo
Suet624 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Hahaha. I live close to the Canadian border (an hour away from me) so it‘s colder here than in southern Vermont. Spending the money for proper clothing is key. The cold makes the joy of spring, summer and fall all that much sweeter. But I will admit that visiting my son in Northern California recently was a welcome relief - not having to put on so many layers a delight. 5mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll thank you. I‘ll be visiting with a writer friend and we‘ll be talking about books so all will be well. Have a great day! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I live in Mississippi and can‘t even imagine this 🥶🥶 5mo
Crazeedi Love it! It's a balmy 19 degrees in western PA! Maybe time to put the shorts away😉😊 (edited) 5mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 What a wonderful plan for your day! Enjoy! 5mo
readordierachel Brrrrr! Although sweaters and blankets are always lovely ☺ 5mo
Jeg 😯 5mo
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Blaire
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

Florida with its storms and snakes link all these stories together as do mothers and men of differing levels of bad. I was drawn into each one. She challenges the convention of what a mother should be or feel and does so honestly without being self-deprecating. She gives these mothers interests and lives outside their children without making them unloving or bad mothers. Women as whole people.

saresmoore Great review! You articulated what I appreciated about it, too. 5mo
Blaire @saresmoore thanks! ☺️ 5mo
Suet624 Perfect review. 5mo
Blaire @Suet624 thank you! 5mo
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jhod
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

Book 3 of the year. Loved this short story collection, they kept on getting better throughout the book. Great reflections on women, independence and motherhood.

LauraBeth Love this book! 6mo
saresmoore So good. 6mo
Pruzy I really enjoy Groff. I need to get my hands on this ASAP! 6mo
Blaire Yes! I just finished this afternoon. 5mo
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Expandingbookshelf
Florida | Lauren Groff
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“Now a hunger that cannot quite be located comes over her, a sense of yearning, for what? Maybe for kindness, for a moral sense that is clear and loud and greater than she is, something that can blanket her, no, no, something which she can hide for a minute and be safe.”

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TheFunkyBookworm
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Bailedbailed

What in the hail?!
Can someone please tell me what I‘m missing?!?!
I read the first three stories and I just... ugh. Can‘t do it.

britt_brooke This is in my TBR, but it‘s a relief to finally see someone who‘s not a fan. 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @britt_brooke I feel like quite the rebel lol it usually takes me a LOT to bail on a book but I can‘t bear to slog through this one- New year new me 😂 6mo
TiredLibrarian I read her 1st book because it was of local interest & thought it was meh; no burning desire to read anything else of hers. 6mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @TiredLibrarian do you think part of the reason she gets so much recognition is bc her book Fates and Furies was declared Obama‘s fav book from 2015? I feel like this book was SO overhyped! 6mo
Well-ReadNeck Unpopular opinion, but I didn‘t like Fates and Furies 🤷🏽‍♀️ I had this on my TBR, but sounds like I‘ll be taking a pass. 6mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
Florida | Lauren Groff
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So I started this one today- and I‘m two stories in 😒 I‘m not sure if I‘m missing something.... or maybe I‘m not intellectual enough but- not quite getting the hype 🤔 Is it just me?

Miss_Kim I quickly gave up on this one! 6mo
EH2018 I gave up also...but I'm not the biggest fan of short stories to begin with 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Miss_Kim @EH2018 I gave it one more story and just nope‘d out. Can‘t do it. What are we missing?!?! 6mo
Miss_Kim I don‘t know. I loved Fates and Furies so I was expecting to enjoy this one too. 6mo
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saltwaterlit
Florida | Lauren Groff
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This was the perfect short story collection to lose myself in these past few weeks. Lauren Groff is a master of literary fiction, and I loved the unifying theme of the state of Florida (although I‘ve never been).

saresmoore I loved this one, too. 6mo
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Expandingbookshelf
Florida | Lauren Groff
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BritanyA
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Short Stories are hard. Lauren Groff is now on my list of go to authors- her writing is fabulous. These stories about my home state were great. Eerie and strange and poignant. Go pick this one up!

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saltwaterlit
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Next up! 😍

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AudreyMorris
Florida | Lauren Groff
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3⭐️ I liked this short story collection more than I liked Arcadia, but not nearly as much as I liked Fates and Furies. In theory these stories all reflect Florida, though they don‘t all take place there. My favorites were Flower Hunters and Above and Below. Groff is especially good at writing the mothers of children—she captures the fear, worry, amazement, and love so well.

Wellreadhead Awesome, I need to check this out for sure! 7mo
thebluestocking I like this one too, but my favorite of hers is her first short story collection 7mo
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Flaneurette
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Has anyone tried these cli-fi short stories with narration on Amazon Prime? It looks like they have some good authors and they are in Goodreads database if anyone is looking for shorter things to reach their reading challenges

Cinfhen This is helpful for #booked2019 #cliFi & #pop19 #Suggestions 7mo
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rachelk
Florida | Lauren Groff
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This kind of day — filled with things I love 🐶🎄📚 #snickerdoodles #sleepingdog #christmastree #reading

LauraJ 🤤 snickerdoodles are my favorite! 7mo
ErinSueGreads Oh god now I need to make snickerdoodles 7mo
rachelk @LauraJ @ErinSueG They make the house smell good too :) 7mo
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AudreyMorris
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I can relate!!! 🤣😂

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Pasteluniverse
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Starting this one on this rainy Sunday! Perfect day to curl up with a book I‘ve heard so many good things about.

Gaylagal2 This is one of several at the top of my TBR list! Enjoy 🤓 7mo
Kat_H I love Florida! Got me back into short stories 🙂 7mo
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Babs_book_obsession
Florida | Lauren Groff
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this.Get the audio version.

This book has a special shiny glow for me and I immediately looked up all her other stuff. Of course I liked some stories more than others but I got sucked in every time. This book has a certain weird factor. I know it is named Florida and we all think Florida is weird (right?), but it's not that. I get the impression the author is a little weird, in a good way. We could hang out, lol.

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DMC_run8
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I'm about to bail on this one. I made it through 68 pages and I'm still not into it.

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DMC_run8
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I've been trying to start this book for 2 days and keep getting interrupted. This is the cutest interruption so far!

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Soubhiville
Florida | Lauren Groff
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I don‘t generally care for short stories, but I really enjoyed this collection! I liked the way the author never named many of the characters. I loved the inclusion of the Florida fauna. I appreciated the author‘s seeming dislike and at the same time undeniable attraction for the state.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve liked her books but idk if I can handle short stories. They‘re usually not my thing. 7mo
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rachelk
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Great book event in Portland today! In addition to a pop up poetry reading by Wendy Chen and the book sale, I attended ‘This is America: Race and Family‘ with authors Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Nicole Chung and Luis Alberto Urrea as well as ‘Dangerous Places: Women and Power‘ with Lauren Groff and Rachel Kushner. All were fantastic. (I started reading ‘Florida‘ while in line —I‘m excited to read more tonight!) #PortlandBookFestival #pdxbookfest

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rabbitprincess
Florida | Lauren Groff
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A pick for consistently strong atmosphere and exploration of character. I ran out of time to finish it (darn library books with holds on them) but would still recommend it.

saresmoore Gah! The same thing happened to me with this book. I was disappointed because I just love her writing. 7mo
rabbitprincess @saresmoore I guess if I borrow another of her books, I should make sure it's a couple of years old so other people won't be requesting it 😉 7mo
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BeckyMerilatt
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Got to see Lauren Groff at Hugo House in Seattle tonight, reading a brand new short story. She is - ok so too many words have been overused and soured by Trump, but - phenomenal. She‘s phenomenal. Also got to hear brand new material from R.O. Kwon and Kim Fu and they were incredible as well!

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Rachel1021
Florida | Lauren Groff
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Great collection of short stories. An intimate reflection on the exterior and interior landscape of swamp and sweat that is Florida.

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