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Florida

(2018)
A collection of stories by

 
 
New York Times best seller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies.

Lauren Groff is "a writer of rare gifts"*, and Florida - her first new book since her "clear the ground triumph"* Fates and Furies - is an electrifying, expanding listen.

Over a decade ago, Groff moved to her adopted home state of Florida. 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. 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.

Groff's evocative storytelling and knife-sharp intelligence first transport the listener, then jolt 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, Groff pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury - the moments that make us alive. Vigorous, startling, precise, and moving, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

(*The New York Times, Washington Post)

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Don’t tell yourself you don’t like short stories, because these are not to be missed. The book is deep and dark and resonant. Every story plays in some way on the others and in the end the total is worth even more than the sum of its beautiful parts." - Ann Patchett

"Florida is a magnificent collection, executed with tremendous depth and precision, unsettling in the best possible way. Lauren Groff is a virtuoso." - Emily St. John Mandel


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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-78515-188-6 / 978-1-78515-188-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-59463-451-3 / 978-1-59463-451-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-59463-452-1 / 978-1-59463-452-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-78609-046-5 / 978-1-78609-046-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 1-78515-189-4 / 978-1-78515-189-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-525-53626-4 / 978-0-525-53626-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Florida (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-525-63196-8 / 978-0-525-63196-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
ISBN: 0-525-62610-7 / 978-0-525-62610-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Florida
Author(s): Lauren Groff
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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