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Lauren Groff discusses and signs FLORIDA

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lauren Groff discusses and signs FLORIDA

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Celebrated New York Times bestselling author Lauren Groff presents her highly anticipated new collection of short stories, Florida.

 

ABOUT FLORIDA

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of TempletonArcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short story collection Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the Atlantic, and several Best American Short Stories anthologies. She has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Event date:
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 7:30pm
Event address:
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
BerkeleyCA
Florida Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634512
Availability: Coming Soon – Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books – June 5th, 2018

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Date:
June 16
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/florida

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Pegasus Books Downtown
Phone:
510-649-1320
Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Phone:
510-649-1320
Website:
http://www.pegasusbookstore.com