The Resource Florida

Florida

Label
Florida
Title
Florida
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Subject
Summary
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZEONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARFrom the universally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies and MatrixFlorida is a "superlative" book (Boston Globe), "frequently funny" (San Francisco Chronicle), "brooding, inventive and often moving" (NPR Fresh Air) —as Groff is recognized as "Florida's unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for California." (Washington Post) In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place 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
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Groff, Lauren
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Fiction
Label
Florida
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:66d4880b-5c5b-4fb6-951d-14ea6763f2cf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698405141
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Florida
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:66d4880b-5c5b-4fb6-951d-14ea6763f2cf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698405141
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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