Fates and Furies- Lauren Groff - Intro

Fates and Furies
By Lauren Groff
400 pages
Available at: IndieBound || Amazon.com || Barnes & Noble

Background - 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 has 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.

F & C - Book Club time!! I've been thinking about what book to introduce and I came across Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. It was Amazon's 2015 best book of the year which makes me think there must be a reason it was voted such and we are about to find out! I'm usually curious about books that make top 5 lists and I tend to buy them to figure out their appeal.  I'm excited because it is a love story which is definitely a different genre from our last book. I can't wait to finish it and review it next month!


  1. cool.. this has been on my to read list.

  2. You should definitely give it a try! I'm almost finished with it and it is very interesting :) Thanks for visiting Hena!