Lauren Groff

  • Les Furies

    Lauren Groff

    Lotto et Mathilde sont beaux, séduisants, follement amoureux. Promis à un avenir radieux, ils se marient très vite. Dix ans plus tard, Lotto est devenu un dramaturge au succès planétaire ; Mathilde, dans l'ombre, l'a toujours soutenu. Leur couple est l'image type d'un partenariat réussi. Mais les histoires d'amour parfaites cachent souvent des secrets qu'il vaudrait mieux taire...

  • Floride

    Lauren Groff

    Une panthère rôde, un ouragan se déclare, deux petites filles sont abandonnées sur une île... derrière le paysage de carte postale, la faune et la flore parfois hostiles de la Floride influent sur le destin des personnages de ce recueil. Mais Lauren Groff semble vouloir nous dire autre chose : les menaces les plus dangereuses, et les perturbations les plus puissantes viennent moins de l'extérieur que des recoins les plus isolés de notre intimité.

  • De retour à Templeton, Willie va de découverte en découverte. Tandis que le village est chamboulé par l'apparition d'un monstre dans le lac de Glimmerglass, sa mère lui révèle un terrible secret. La jeune femme poursuit alors la fabuleuse histoire de ses ancêtres et plonge dans un passé tumultueux au rythme des légendes et des souvenirs familiaux. Les monstres ne sont pas toujours ceux que l'on croit...

  • Florida

    Lauren Groff

    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, author of Station Eleven 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 centre: 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.

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  • A really powerful novel' President Obama AMAZON.COM's 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BARACK OBAMA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD Every story has two sides.
    Every relationship has two perspectives.
    And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets.

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  • FLORIDA - STORIES

    Lauren Groff

    New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with an electric collection of stories as propulsive and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies . Lauren Groff is one of the most important authors writing today, and Florida -- her first new book since her "clear the ground triumph"* Fates and Furies -- is an electrifying, expanding read. 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. In " The Midnight Zone ," a woman finds herself injured and isolated in a confined space with her children, danger literally prowling outside the door, and must confront what it is she is really afraid of. " Above and Below " follows a young homeless woman as she moves from one Florida beach town to another, finding increasingly precarious ways to survive. And " Yport " brilliantly explores the alternating fulfillment and anxiety of modern marriage and motherhood, all the more apparent when removed from routine American life. Groff's evocative storytelling and knife-sharp intelligence first transport the reader, 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. (* Washington Post )

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  • Dans l'ombre de ses héroïnes, la conteuse veille à nous prendre au piège, au hasard des époques et des lieux.
    Accident, perte de l'être aimé, rencontres fortuites : du New York des années 20 à la France de l'Occupation, ce sont des vies entières qui traversent ces neuf portraits de femmes fortes ou vulnérables, mais toujours envoûtantes.

  • UNTITLED

    Lauren Groff

    A remarkable historical novel by the bestselling author of Fates and Furies Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie''s vision be bulwark enough? Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality and religious ecstasy in a mesmerising portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith and a woman that history moves both through and around.

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  • MATRIX Nouv.

    MATRIX

    Lauren Groff

    B>b>One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking;Fates and Furies./b>/b>br>br>Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease.br> br> At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Maries vision be bulwark enough?br> br> Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groffs new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.br>;

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  • Arcadia

    Lauren Groff

    Ridley est l'enfant d'un rêve, premier né d'une communauté hippie des années 1960.
    Il grandit comme il respire, le monde est son terrain de jeux. Car le monde se finit aux portes d'Arcadia. Respect de la nature, autosuffisance, amour libre : Arcadia se veut une grande famille, chaleureuse et libertaire. Mais la réalité est plus compliquée. Et plus la communauté grandit, plus l'utopie s'éloigne : les parents négligent leurs enfants, la drogue embrume les esprits, les tensions minent l'équilibre des origines.
    Jusqu'à l'implosion. Hors d'Arcadia, il faudra vivre dans les forêts d'immeubles new-yorkaises, ouvrir les yeux sur les dérives du rêve déchu, gagner sa vie, être père et accepter le réel. Mais l'idéal des commencements, l'amour et la paix, Ridley ne les perdra jamais vraiment, les portera jusque dans le monde, les concrétisera à sa manière, douce et honnête, profondément humaine. Roman d'initiation, fresque puissante, Arcadia trace à travers son héros le destin du rêve américain : de l'éblouissement de la naissance à la clairvoyance idéaliste.

  • Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a media frenzy to the quiet, picture-perfect town her ancestors founded.

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