Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 0698405129
ISBN 13: 9780698405127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fates and Furies Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers – with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review) From the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Florida and Matrix, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. 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 twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1473519306
ISBN 13: 9781473519305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fates and Furies Book Review:

'A really powerful novel' President Obama AMAZON.COM’s 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BARACK OBAMA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 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.

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1785150146
ISBN 13: 9781785150142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fates and Furies Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BARACK OBAMA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AMAZON.COM'S BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 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 age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but behind closed doors things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

Delicate Edible Birds

Delicate Edible Birds
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN 10: 1401396372
ISBN 13: 9781401396374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delicate Edible Birds Book Review:

From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Fates and Furies, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in years. Here are nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman. In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a night class in poetry and meets another full-time mother, one whose charismatic brilliance changes everything. In "The Wife of the Dictator," that eponymous wife ("brought back . . . from [the dictator's] last visit to America") grows more desperately, menacingly isolated every day. In "Delicate Edible Birds," a group of war correspondents-a lone, high-spirited woman among them-falls sudden prey to a brutal farmer while fleeing Nazis in the French countryside. In "Lucky Chow Fun," Groff returns us to Templeton, the setting of her first book, for revelations about the darkness within even that idyllic small town. 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. Crime is a motif--sex crimes, a possible murder, crimes of the heart. Love troubles recur; they're in every story--love in alcoholism, in adultery, in a flood, even in the great flu epidemic of 1918. Some of the love has depths, which are understood too late; some of the love is shallow, and also understood too late. And mastery is a theme--Groff's women swim and baton twirl, become poets, or try and try again to achieve the inner strength to exercise personal freedom. Overall, these stories announce a notable new literary master. Dazzlingly original and confident, Delicate Edible Birds further solidifies Groff's reputation as one of the foremost talents of her generation.

The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-02-05
ISBN 10: 1401395597
ISBN 13: 9781401395599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monsters of Templeton Book Review:

"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her father, part historical novel, and part ghost story. In the wake of a disastrous love affair with her older, married archaeology professor at Stanford, brilliant Wilhelmina Cooper arrives back at the doorstep of her hippie mother-turned-born-again-Christian's house in Templeton, NY, a storybook town her ancestors founded that sits 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 kept secret Willie's entire life. The beautiful, broody Willie is told that the key to her biological father's identity lies somewhere in her family's history, so she buries herself in the research of her twisted family tree and finds more than she bargained for as a chorus of voices from the town's past -- some sinister, all fascinating -- rise up around her to tell their side of the story. In the end, dark secrets come to light, past and present day are blurred, and old mysteries are finally put to rest. The Monsters of Templeton is a fresh, virtuoso performance that has placed Lauren Groff among the best writers of today.

Matrix

Matrix
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 1473558506
ISBN 13: 9781473558502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matrix Book Review:

A remarkable historical novel by the bestselling author of Fates and Furies Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie's vision be bulwark enough? Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality and religious ecstasy in a mesmerising portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith and a woman that history moves both through and around.

Arcadia

Arcadia
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 1448136520
ISBN 13: 9781448136520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcadia Book Review:

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATES AND FURIES In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land. Abe and Hannah’s only child, Bit, is born into the commune soon after its creation. He grows up there, becoming deeply attached to Arcadia's way of life and everyone within it, in particular the beautiful but troubled Helle. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. He needs to find a way to live in the world beyond Arcadia, but can he let go of the past to forge a new start?

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1945048433
ISBN 13: 9781945048432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fates and Furies Book Review:

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff | Summary & Analysis Preview: A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff tells the story of Lancelot and Mathilde Satterwhite, a married couple. The first section of the book is told mostly from the perspective of Lancelot, or Lotto as he’s known to friends and family, a privileged actor-turned-playwright. The second section is told from the perspective of Mathilde, Lotto’s beautiful, devoted, yet emotionally damaged wife. Gradually, the novel unfolds their separate histories and reveals their secrets. After tragedy strikes their marriage, Mathilde channels the fury that has been building into vengeance and finally comes to accept her fate. The first section, “Fates,” opens with Lotto and Mathilde’s elopement in 1990. The two 22-year-olds, who had met just two weeks earlier, make love passionately on a beach in Maine. When Lotto kisses her and calls her his, Mathilde resists. “Nobody belongs to anybody,” she says… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Fates and Furies: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Fury Frayed

Fury Frayed
Author: Melissa Haag
Publsiher: Shattered Glass Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 1943051828
ISBN 13: 9781943051823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fury Frayed Book Review:

Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her. With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her own life, she needs to embrace who and what she is. It’s the only way to find and punish the creature responsible.

Florida

Florida
Author: Lauren Groff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1473558492
ISBN 13: 9781473558496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Florida Book Review:

**A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR** **2018 National Book Awards Finalist** In these vigorous stories, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling to a world in which storms, snakes and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats 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 conflicted wife and mother. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, even centuries, but Florida – its landscape, climate, history and state of mind – becomes the gravitational centre. With shocking accuracy, Groff pinpoints the connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury – the moments that make us alive. 'Restorative fiction for these urgent times.' New York Times ‘A blistering collection ... lyrical and oblique.' Guardian

Fury Freed

Fury Freed
Author: Melissa Haag
Publsiher: Shattered Glass Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-11-18
ISBN 10: 9781943051748
ISBN 13: 1943051747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fury Freed Book Review:

While preparing to leave Uttira after graduation, Megan finds the Book of Fury. The answers she's needed about who she is, her purpose, and her powers have been there the whole time, along with a shocking revelation. Now, it's not just a matter of finding Megan's mother. Megan must find the two preceding generations as well, because the book is clear on one thing: there can only be three furies.Complete series reading order: Fury FrayedFury FocusedFury Free

Where the Light Falls Selected Stories of Nancy Hale

Where the Light Falls  Selected Stories of Nancy Hale
Author: Nancy Hale
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1598536435
ISBN 13: 9781598536430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Light Falls Selected Stories of Nancy Hale Book Review:

Lauren Groff invites a new generation of readers to rediscover the haunting stories of a neglected mid-century master A teenage girl in Connecticut driven to near delirium over her burgeoning sexuality. A twenty-something New Yorker transplanted to a small Virginia community who boldly befriends the town pariah. A New England widow in search of alcohol and excitement while babysitting her grandson. A Maryland socialite who has built a secret bomb shelter that becomes the center of her imaginative life. These are some of the characters who inhabit Nancy Hale’s lush fiction. Haunting, vivid, and wonderfully subversive, Hale’s stories typically concern women recognizable to all of us—sometimes fragile, possibly wicked, deceptively ordinary, navigating their way uncertainly through life. Nancy Hale was one of the most accomplished short story artists of her era, winner of ten O. Henry Awards and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1960s. But by the time of her death in 1988, this remarkable writer, so far ahead of her time in her depiction of complex women, was largely forgotten. Now Lauren Groff reintroduces this modern master with a selection of twenty-five of her best stories— brilliant short fiction that encompasses childhood and adolescence, marriage and motherhood, desire and infidelity, madness and memory. Where the Light Falls reveals Hale as a gifted stylist—a painter in light and shadow—and an acute observer of modern American life.

The Heart s Invisible Furies

The Heart s Invisible Furies
Author: John Boyne
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 1524760803
ISBN 13: 9781524760809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart s Invisible Furies Book Review:

Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

The Peacock Feast

The Peacock Feast
Author: Lisa Gornick
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 0374718490
ISBN 13: 9780374718497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peacock Feast Book Review:

From “one of the most perceptive, compassionate writers of fiction in America...immensely talented and brave” (Michael Schaub, NPR), a historical saga about love, class, and the past we never escape. The Peacock Feast opens on a June day in 1916 when Louis C. Tiffany, the eccentric glass genius, dynamites the breakwater at Laurelton Hall—his fantastical Oyster Bay mansion, with columns capped by brilliant ceramic blossoms and a smokestack hidden in a blue-banded minaret—so as to foil the town from reclaiming the beach for public use. The explosion shakes both the apple crate where Prudence, the daughter of Tiffany’s prized gardener, is sleeping and the rocks where Randall, her seven-year-old brother, is playing. Nearly a century later, Prudence receives an unexpected visit at her New York apartment from Grace, a hospice nurse and the granddaughter of Randall, who Prudence never saw again after he left at age fourteen for California. The mementos Grace carries from her grandfather’s house stir Prudence’s long-repressed memories and bring her to a new understanding of the choices she made in work and love, and what she faces now in her final days. Spanning the twentieth century and three continents, The Peacock Feast ricochets from Manhattan to San Francisco, from the decadent mansions of the Tiffany family to the death row of a Texas prison, and from the London consultation room of Anna Freud to a Mendocino commune. With psychological acuity and aching eloquence, Lisa Gornick has written a sweeping family drama, an exploration of the meaning of art and the art of dying, and an illuminating portrait of how our decisions reverberate across time and space.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1455599859
ISBN 13: 9781455599851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light of the World Book Review:

A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. The Light of the World is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading.

The Post Birthday World

The Post Birthday World
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061749680
ISBN 13: 9780061749681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post Birthday World Book Review:

American children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a secure, settled life in London with her smart, loyal, disciplined partner, Lawrence—until the night she finds herself inexplicably drawn to kissing another man, a passionate, extravagant, top-ranked snooker player. Two competing alternate futures hinge on this single kiss, as Irina's decision—to surrender to temptation or to preserve her seemingly safe partnership with Lawrence—will have momentous consequences for her career, her friendships and familial relationships, and the texture of her daily life.

The Book of V

The Book of V
Author: Anna Solomon
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 125025700X
ISBN 13: 9781250257000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of V Book Review:

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK For fans of The Hours and Fates and Furies, a bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries as their stories of sex, power, and desire finally converge in the present day. Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment she’s grappling with her sexual and intellectual desires, while also trying to manage her roles as a mother and a wife in 2016. Vivian Barr seems to be the perfect political wife, dedicated to helping her charismatic and ambitious husband find success in Watergate-era Washington D.C. But one night he demands a humiliating favor, and her refusal to obey changes the course of her life—along with the lives of others. Esther is a fiercely independent young woman in ancient Persia, where she and her uncle’s tribe live a tenuous existence outside the palace walls. When an innocent mistake results in devastating consequences for her people, she is offered up as a sacrifice to please the King, in the hopes that she will save them all. In Anna Solomon's The Book of V., these three characters' riveting stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.

The Furies

The Furies
Author: Katie Lowe
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780008289010
ISBN 13: 0008289018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Furies Book Review:

'An atmospheric, disturbing, even scary tale that touches on otherworldliness' THE TIMES 'Too-cool-for-school teenage girls, an outsider welcomed into their fold, and murder...a guaranteed good read' STYLIST 'Witchcraft, murder, and adolescent passion' HEAT IT'S 1997. VIOLET IS A NEW STUDENT AT ELM HOLLOW ACADEMY AND DESPERATE TO FIT IN. Quiet, artistic, unremarkable. When invited to an advanced study group by her alluring art teacher, Annabel, she is at once terrified and delighted. There she meets Robin, Grace, and Alex: charismatic outsiders who invite her into their clique. But once the study sessions on the school's history of seventeenth-century witchcraft and magic become more than just theory, Violet must decide what she's prepared to do in order to stay popular. And maybe she'll solve the mystery of what happened to a former member of their group. The one who went missing.

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies
Author: Raye Wagner
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-07-21
ISBN 10: 9781548253493
ISBN 13: 1548253499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fates and Furies Book Review:

The Olympian gods have caused Hope nothing but chaos... Hope escaped the Underworld with her life, but her memories are as blank as the Book of the Fates she brought back. Still determined to break the curse, she and Xan take an offering to the Olympian temple to solicit the goddess Artemis for aid. But the petition has disastrous results, and now the gods are hunting her. Athan sacrificed everything for Hope, but she's leaving him behind to travel with Xan to Mount Olympus. But the closer they get, the more Athan's mortality becomes a liability. Forced to seek refuge in mists and darkness, Athan tangles with deities that weave the very threads of fate. But these goddesses also wield the immortal blades that lay ruin to destinies. With everyone she loves damaged or destroyed by the blood of Olympus, Hope must face the power of the past to change the fate of her future. Fates and Furies is the fourth book in The Sphinx series.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN 10: 9780606270175
ISBN 13: 0606270175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Girl Book Review:

For use in schools and libraries only. When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.