Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Congrats to our former MFA student Lauren Groff. NY Times reviewer Janet Maslin has named Lauren's novel Arcadia one of the best 10 books of 2012. Of the novel, Maslin has this to say: "Ms. Groff’s surprising second novel is so immersed in the life of a flower-power commune that patchouli ought to waft off its pages. But the hippie ambience is an illusion. This proves to be a story of tough realities hidden behind Utopian daydreams, as seen through the eyes of a little boy perplexed by his elders. Divided into sections that make startling narrative leaps, this tale carries through to 2018 and shimmers all the way."
She has also been selected as Salon’s Top Ten Books of 2012! Congratulations! Find out more about Salon's Top Ten Books here.

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