Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
2
1
Rate this:
Groff follows up The Monsters of Templeton with this innovative and beautifully written collection that covers a wide swath of humanity, from east coast resort towns, to the early 20th century flu epidemic, to WWII Europe.
Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401340865
1401340865
Branch Call Number: FICTION GROFF 2009
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
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.

g
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.

Quotes

Add a Quote

w
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

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top