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Arcadia By Lauren Groff

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATES AND FURIESIn 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. 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?

Arcadia Summary

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

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?

Arcadia Reviews

"Powerful and affecting...Captures a five-year-old's consciousness with rare, almost mystical intensity, this is a vivid, original and generous-hearted book." * Daily Mail *
"An exquisite tale of idealism and disintegration...Utterly absorbing." * Marie Claire *
"Richly peopled and ambitious and oh, so lovely, Lauren Groff's Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I've read in a long time. It's not possible to write any better without showing off." -- Richard Russo
"The raw beauty of Ms. Groff's prose is one of the best things about Arcadia ... stunningly sensual and visceral in describing behaviour straight out of a time capsule... extraordinarily rich imagination, she writes about this life as if she has known it." * New York Times *
"Groff is a sensuous writer." * Guardian *

About Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the author of three New York Times bestselling novels - Fates and Furies (named by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015), The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia - as well as the story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Groff's fiction has won the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/O. Henry Award, among others, and has been shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2017, she was named one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. Her stories have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, the Atlantic, One Story and Ploughshares, and in several of the annual The Best New American Stories anthologies. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two sons.

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GOR011380248
9780099537250
0099537257
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Used - Like New
Paperback
Cornerstone
2013-04-04
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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