Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Hyperion, Jan 27, 2009 - Fiction - 306 pages
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From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novel The Monsters of Templeton, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in recent years.

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What beautiful writing. - Goodreads
This author takes great care in her storytelling. - Goodreads
Its ending is so universal and brilliant. - Goodreads
Groff has a gift for writing short stories. - Goodreads

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4.5 stars The acquisition of my second-favorite short story collection this year with the word "birds" in the title (!) was a decidedly bittersweet experience. I had already made acquaintance with Ms ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

I love, love, love, love the way Lauren Groff writes. Her prose is absolutely beautiful without being overbearing or flowery or pompous. Sometimes I read certain lines that she writes over and over ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Lauren Groff was born in Cooperstown, New York, and grew up one block from the Baseball Hall of Fame. She has a BA from Amherst College and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her short stories have appeared in several literary publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares, as well as in the anthologies Best American Short Stories 2007, Pushcart Prize XXXII, and Best New American Voices 2008. She was awarded the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville, and has had residencies and fellowships at Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband, Clay, and her dog, Cooper.

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