Jun 18
Literary Luncheon: Lauren Groff - Florida

Literary Luncheon: Lauren Groff - Florida

Presented by Book Passage at Book Passage, Corte Madera

Storms, snakes, sinkholes, and secrets: In Lauren Groff‘s Florida, the hot sun shines, but a wild darkness lurks.

“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts.”—The New York Times Book Review

In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries 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, 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.

Admission Info

$55 (includes meal & book)

Held in the heart of the bookstore and catered by Insalata’s

Phone: 415-927-0960

Email: zruskin@bookpassage.com

Additional time info:

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Dates & Times

2018/06/18 - 2018/06/18

Location Info

Book Passage, Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

Parking Info

Parking lot