Florida by Lauren Groff: a great short story collection

Why should you read this book?

I have to start by saying that I loved Florida by Lauren Groff. I had started it back in August and, although I was enjoying the stories, I kept putting it off! I thought it was more than time to finish it! Seriously, guys, I loved this book so much that I am ordering Fates and Furies right away!!

The stories in this collection span different characters, countries, genres and time. But there’s always a recurring theme: Florida. Some of my favorite stories were At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners, The Midnight Zone, Flower Hunters and Above and Below. In this collection, Groff didn’t exactly focused on plot and action. These stories revolve around their characters, their mind, their complexity. This book is about feelings and sensations. And Groff can write about the strangeness of life in an extraordinary way!

To be honest, I am utterly surprised by the quality of writing. I don’t know why because I had never read anything by Groff. I just never thought it could be this GOOD! Groff is a great storyteller. Her universe is strange, sad, lonely and dry and she has a unique ability to describe our lives, the world we live in. These stories felt so real and compelling. I urge you to buy and read this book!

I’d like to thank Riverhead Books for the free copy. You can buy it here.

“He’s like a perfect, windless pond, her husband once said. You throw something in just to watch it sink, and you’re going to see it on the bottom staring back at you for the rest of your life.”

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Summary:

Taken from the publisher’s website.
Book Details:

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House)
Published on: June 2018
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
Price: $27.00

4 stars

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