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Lauren Groff: The Vaster Wilds w/ Miranda July

September 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10.89 – $35.93
Books Are Magic Lauren-Groff

A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated, bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive.

A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief of everything that her own civilization has taught her.

Lauren Groff’s new novel is at once a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how—and if—we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.

Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of TempletonArcadiaFates and Furies and Matrix, and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won the Story Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Groff’s work regularly appears in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta’s 2017 Best Young American Novelists.

Miranda July is a writer, filmmaker, and artist. Her most recent book is The First Bad Man, a novel. July’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in 23 countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewHarper’s, and The New YorkerIt Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. In Fall 2020 she debuted her third feature film, Kajillionaire. July lives in Los Angeles.


 

Event guidelines:

  • All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask at all times.
  • Tickets are limited to restrict capacity.
  • Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
  • A signing will follow the talk.
  • Home address is collected for contact tracing purposes; it will not be used otherwise.
  • The event will also be livestreamed for free online here.
  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event, even if you have a ticket; email us and we’ll work it out.

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Details

Date:
September 12, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10.89 – $35.93
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/offsite-lauren-groff-the-vaster-wilds-w-miranda-july-tickets-686727960817?aff=oddtdtcreator

Organizer

Books are Magic
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Venue

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Phone
718-875-6960
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