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Lauren Grodstein

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Lauren Grodstein is the author of the Our Short History (3/17), the New York Times bestselling A Friend of the Family, and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything, among other works. She directs the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden.

Average rating: 3.36 · 5,190 ratings · 831 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
A Friend of the Family

3.37 avg rating — 4,179 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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The Explanation for Everything

3.21 avg rating — 677 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Reproduction is the Flaw of...

3.34 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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The Best of Animals

4.04 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Our Short History: A Novel

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Für Unsere Zynischen Freund...

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Cleaving by Julie Powell
"if her saintly husband is so great, what the fuck is he doing agreeing to spend any time, let alone 16 years, with such a self-indulgent douchette? just saying."
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Scenic Route by Binnie Kirshenbaum
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Hester Among the Ruins by Binnie Kirshenbaum
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“Life really does go on. That's what I've learned. It goes.”
Lauren Grodstein, A Friend of the Family

“Your world is the world of coincidence, of meaninglessness. You choose the world that would have us as specks of dust, as mice in a cage. Is that the kind of world you want to live in,”
Lauren Grodstein, The Explanation for Everything

“returned to his drunken mice, dreaming their placid, inebriated dreams. He reached in and scratched one on the nose; like a bum, or one of his daughters, it seemed to snort before it rolled over. Poor mice. They were the only animals whose alcoholism he was able to forgive—he knew the genetics behind it, after all—and he often found himself envying them their single-minded devotion to drinking, and their peace.”
Lauren Grodstein, The Explanation for Everything

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