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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] The truth might be moral but it isn't always right Snakes gators swamps and storms form the backdrop of these exuisitely human storiesI have to say I enjoyed Florida so much than Fates and Furies Groff's writing style is dense and wordy metaphorical and poetic and sometimes exhausting Reading her full length novel was a chore but for me at le

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    Lauren Groff î 1 SUMMARY EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] 3 starsI loved Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies I thought the writing was absolutely brilliant and the story and characters were real

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] A collection of eleven short stories set mostly in the titular state Florida examines the inner lives of young women and mothers afflicted by malaise alcoholism and occasionally despair Abusive men neglected children unbearable storms and the southern wilderness recur throughout the collection; the pieces gathered here feel like variations on the same set of themes Groff writes lush sentences full of palpable and unsettling images and her

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] The first line in “Florida” never left me“I have somehow become a woman who yells” The entire first story was one of my favorites from the collection PersonallyI’ve played with manatees taken walks in the scorching heat spent beach days with our dogs witnessed thousands of dead smelly fish along the coastline and survived the panic of my daughter caught in the middle of a nasty hurricane Florida flat as a panc

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] Lauren Groff î 1 SUMMARY Here's the thing I really do love Groff's writing These short stories are no exception; she is a master craftsman She paints so well with her words and phrasing It's just thatI don't do so well with dark and all eleven of these stories are pretty dark I don't think Lauren Groff likes Florida very muchHere's what I took away from this collection Florida is mold feral cats snakes bugs humidity rot spanish moss vines gators sinkholes homele

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    FREE READ Florida By Lauren Groff Lauren Groff î 1 SUMMARY FREE READ ô RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US î Lauren Groff If these stories are anything to go by Lauren Groff is almost comprehensively disillusioned with men Men in these stories are either absent inept in another world or downright threatening The last story and by far the least successful goes the whole hog and deploys Guy de Mauspassant to paint a thoroughly irksome and depressing por

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] FREE READ Florida By Lauren Groff Any book called “Florida” needs to be infused by a thorough sense of place and Lauren Groff does just that I have been a fan since LOVING Fates and Furies a few years back and have been meaning to pick up of her books and this very strong collection of short stories has cemented her place in my heartWhile not every story is set in Florida Groff’s protagonists all have a connection to that place a connection they sometimes

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] 354★“When she was pregnant with Jude’s sister she came into the bathroom to take a cool bath one August night and without her glasses missed the three‑foot albino alligator her husband had stored in the bathtub The

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    EBOOK / PDF [Florida By Lauren Groff] Two major connected threads in this superb story collection are ambivalence about Florida and ambivalence about motherhood There’s an oppressive atmosphere throughout with environmental catastrophe an underlying threat Set ups vary in scope from almost the whole span of a life to one scene A dearth of named characters emphasizes just how universal the scenarios and emotions are Groff’s style is like a cross betwee

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Florida By Lauren Groff

SUMMARY ì Florida By Lauren Groff 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 mu. The truth might be moral but it isn t always right Snakes gators swamps and storms form the backdrop of these exuisitely human storiesI have to say I enjoyed Florida so much than Fates and Furies Groff s writing style is dense and wordy metaphorical and poetic and sometimes exhausting Reading her full length novel was a chore but for me at least Groff seems born to write short stories Small hard hitting snippets of lives that still make you feel emotionally drained but also thoughtful and satisfiedThe natural wonders and dangers of Florida play into almost all these stories A snake devotee meets his end in the wilderness at the hands of his life s passion A stressed mother of two boys is injured in a literal cabin in the woods Two abandoned children fight against starvationIt s a book about people often women and mothers but not always becoming unmoored and losing their way The opening story is about a woman who takes to walking at night to calm her recently acuired propensity for yelling During these strolls she observes her neighbors through their windows unveiling pockets of their lives in punchy descriptions It s amazing how much you can learn just by watching peopleFor the most part the stories seem to be narrating a series of events in intricate detail observing nature and moments between people But then once in a while Groff delivers a perfect line that captures a widespread thought or fear tapping deep into the human psyche and offering insight It s extremely powerfulCW Child abuseneglect rape non graphic general anxietydepressionBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Happy Christmas Hammy the Wonder Hamster just by watching peopleFor the most part the stories seem to be narrating a series of events in intricate detail observing nature and moments between people But then once in a while Groff delivers a perfect line that captures a widespread thought or fear tapping deep into the human psyche and offering insight It s extremely powerfulCW Child abuseneglect rape non graphic general anxietydepressionBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

FREE READ Florida By Lauren Groff

SUMMARY ì Florida By Lauren Groff E 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 aliv. 354 When she was pregnant with Jude s sister she came into the bathroom to take a cool bath one August night and without her glasses missed the three foot albino alligator her husband had stored in the bathtub The next morning she was gone Florida Hot sticky treacherous or as one character says damp dense tangle An Eden of dangerous things I have spent time there and I now live in a similar climate in Australia so I can easily imagine myself in many of these stories Moving in the humidity was like forcing my way through wet silk The Florida storms are horrific and frightening and wonderfully described Standing next to the edge of a sinkhole in the rain must be terrifying too Climate change gets than a passing mention in a few stories because Florida of course is already being inundated by rising seas and hit by heavy storms One woman has exhausted her best friend s patience with her constant worries about the future to the point that the friend has asked to take a break from her She just wishes she could take a break from herselfMost of the main characters are of a youngish or early middle age group although there is one in particular who worried about becoming what is often referred to a woman of a certain age She had rented an apartment in Salvador for a two week escape from caring for her elderly mother Her guilt ridden sisters paid for her holiday every year so she goes to live it up Helena was in that viscous pool of years in her late thirties when she could feel her beauty slowly departing from her She had been lovely at one time which slid into pretty which slid into attractive and now if she didn t do something major to halt the slide she d end up at handsomely middle aged which was no place at all to be I d be happy with handsomely middle aged but then I m not trying to party hearty fitting in a year s worth of escapades into a couple of weeks Poor HelenaThere s no uestion that Groff is a good writer I think if I d read any of these stories separately in The New Yorker Magazine or other publications where her writing appears I d have seriously enjoyed them As it is I found them repetitive and unrelentingly dismal From the woman who goes running to escape her husband her kids the nightly chores of bath and bed or maybe life itself to the woman who takes her two little boys to France to escape Florida with its storms snakes and deadly creatures in the dark There is a lot of bemoaning their condition and a lot of drinking of wine Bottle after bottle drunk aloneI felt as if all these women could be summed up by the one who took her little boys overseas hoping to enjoy a voyage of self discovery She doesn t belong in France perhaps she never did she was always simply her flawed and neurotic self even in French Of all places in the world she belongs in Florida How dispiriting to learn this of herself Dispirited is how I felt most of the time while reading this and annoyed because it is obvious to me that this is someone whose writing I d enjoy but not about women like this who all seem to be slightly different but eually miserable versions of each other I waited a few days to write this and I have to admit I find it hard to remember any of them separately They ve all melded together single married rich or poor I will definitely look for Groff s highly acclaimed first book though Thanks to NetGalley and Random House William Heinemann for the preview copy from which I ve uoted

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SUMMARY ì Florida By Lauren Groff Ch 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 passag. If these stories are anything to go by Lauren Groff is almost comprehensively disillusioned with men Men in these stories are either absent inept in another world or downright threatening The last story and by far the least successful goes the whole hog and deploys Guy de Mauspassant to paint a thoroughly irksome and depressing portrait of masculinity As a Brit one tends to forget how many deadly creatures there are in the US The most scary threat we face from the natural world here is perhaps a bee sting Groff s Florida is teeming with aligators snakes wild cats bears And then there s the murderous weather All the stories in Florida are about lonely nameless women stranded close to the heart of darkness There s a constant sense the pollution and corruption everywhere the wild weather that Armageddon isn t far away It s a gloomy vision But the writing as you d expect is fabulously alive with vitality and elouence Were I an editor I would have omitted the last and longest story For me it spoilt this otherwise riveting collection of thematically linked stories It wasn t very well written and it lacked the subtlety of the other stories Strange that the only story about a novelist proved to be the weakest If there s one subject a novelist ought to be able to make compelling it s her own profession but oddly Groff s novelist was never convincing And the anti male propaganda was over the top It s the stories that are actually set in Florida that are the best I wonder if there exists a collection of short stories by anyone Chekhov where the uality is maintained throughout And I m not sure it s a good idea to place the worst story last By the time you come to review you have the disappointing final stories uppermost in your mind A better trick would be to insert the worst stories in the middle and end with a cracker I probably would have given this five stars if the order had been changed After all you expect a little tension to disappear in the middle of the novel but if it ends well you forget I was left feeling women need love than men do Now I m wondering if that s true

  • Hardcover
  • 275
  • Florida By Lauren Groff
  • Lauren Groff
  • English
  • 01 October 2018
  • 9781594634512