by Lauren Groff
December 12, 2012 Some of these novels will touch your heart; others will challenge your mind. One will make you laugh — a few might make you cry. But all of these books recommended by NPR's Lynn Neary will give you and your friends plenty to talk about.
June 17, 2012 Lynn Neary talks to three critics about books you shouldn't miss. One critic says it's a particularly rich literary summer because in election years, publishers release the juiciest books before fall.
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June 14, 2012 Hang on tight. These five new works of fiction will take you on an exhilarating ride. Brace yourself for a noir he-said-she-said, an R-rated version of Marie Antoinette's life and death, a haunting tale from a back-to-nature commune and Toni Morrison's lush Home.
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March 22, 2012 Lauren Groff's new novel, Arcadia, follows the story of Bit, the first baby born to a Utopian commune, as he grows to adulthood and the commune gradually falls apart. Groff says she was skeptical about communes at first, but her views changed as she wrote.
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March 15, 2012 Lauren Groff's lyrical new novel spans several decades in the life of a literature- and peace-loving 1970s utopian community, seen through the eyes of its first native-born son.
March 9, 2009 Lauren Groff's lyricism and brash, adolescent bravura help her stories wear their graver themes as lightly as summer dresses. Smart-alecky chick-lit tales even a man can love.
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