Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

Book - 2009/01/27
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Presents a volume of nine stories that reflects the use of different styles and structures, including a recreation of the tale of Abelard and Heloise during the 1918 New York flu epidemic, and the experiences of a group of war correspondents in France.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2009/01/27
ISBN: 9781401340865
1401340865
Branch Call Number: FICTION GROFF
Characteristics: 306 p

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clarencedavis
Mar 22, 2016

This story collection is outstanding. This was also my introduction to the author's work, Lauren Groff. I will be reading all of her books from here on. I was astounded by the comprehensive quality and sophistication of her fiction.

I recommend this book of stories to any reader, and I hope they become many. Because Groff deserves the attention.

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Giggle9450
May 07, 2015

These stories are really well written. The female characters are so vivid and [if you're a woman] you'll find yourself identifying with them; thinking their same thoughts. You might if you are a male reader, but I wouldn't know. My favorite stories are: "Lucky Chow Fun" [it's about the everyday evil that exists in a mundane small town vis-a-vis a "regular" girl's existance], Blythe [about a female lawyer who becomes a stay-at-home mom and then gets into writing poetry], and Delicate Edible Birds [about the choices all of us women make everyday- no win situations- not as dramatic as set in WWII France] Wonderful collection.

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witchgirl
Jun 15, 2013

"And it is a happy ending, perhaps, in the way that myths and fairy tales have happy ending; only if one forgets the bloody, dark middles, the fifty dismembered girls in the vat, the parents who sent their children into the woods with only a crust of bread. I like to think it's a happy ending, though it is the middle that haunts me." p.39

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