I'm very grateful that ARCADIA has been included on a number of "Best of" lists for 2012. My thanks go to: The New York Times for naming the book as one of 2012's Notable Books. Also, Janet Maslin of The New York Times for naming it to her list of ten favorite books of 2012. The Washington Post for naming it one of the Ten Best Books of the year. (A special thanks to Ron Charles). The Globe and Mail for naming ARCADIA one of... more
Lest you think Arcadia has been slackin', here are some more links: The Washington Post names Arcadia one of its best books of the year. Great reviews in Canada, The Middle East, Australia, and more... NPR Loves Lauren Groff!
Clay here again, holding down the fort while Lauren is out on the Book Tour. Arcadia is enjoying a great run! It is now out in the UK and on audiobook. There have been some more great reviews, here's a sampling: "From the child’s-eye view of nature to the adult theme of caring for the sick, Arcadia’s careful critique of man’s various attempts to get life right prove that a tie-dye heart needn’t be incompatible with a pinstripe suit." --The Daily Telegraph... more
Clay here again, as I left off a wonderful review from the Washington Post from the last news update. Ron Charles is calling Arcadia one of the best novels of 2012. Here's a quote and link: "Groff’s miracle is to record the death of the fantasy but then show how the residue of affection can persist and, given the right soil, sprout again. “Arcadia” wends a harrowing path back to a fragile, lovely place you can believe in." --The Washington... more
Hello faithful readers, it's Lauren's husband Clay. Lauren is off the grid, awaiting the long anticipated release of Arcadia. It does no one any good (and her especially) to read one's own reviews. And since this post is about other people saying wonderful things about Arcadia, it seemed fitting that someone else should write it. So here's a giant heaping of advance praise for Arcadia: "The still center of Groff's phantasmagorical universe, Bit feels achingly real and not at all crazy,... more