March Book Club: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Join us for a discussion of President Obama's favorite book of 2015!

Date: Saturday, March 26th

Time: 11 AM

Please email Danielle Callendar '13 to RSVP and for details on location.  Please contact her if you would like to join the Book Club mailing list to receive updates on future books and meeting times.


Description: Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation.  A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.

Every story as two sides.  Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets.  At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness.  A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.  With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.