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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Groff Narrator: Nicole Roberts Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the wake of a disastrous affair with her older, married archeology professor at Stanford, brilliant Wilhelmina Cooper arrives back at the doorstep of her hippie mother-turned-born-again-Christian's house in Templeton, New York - a storybook town her ancestors founded that sits on the shores of Lake Glimmerglass. Upon her arrival, a prehistoric monster surfaces in the lake, bringing a feeding frenzy to the quiet town. And Willie learns she has a mystery father her mother has kept secret for Willie's entire life.

The beautiful, broody Willie is told that the key to her biological father's identity lies somewhere in her twisted family tree. She finds more than she bargained for as a chorus of voices from the town's past, some sinister, all fascinating, rise up around her to tell their side of the story. In the end, dark secrets come to light, past and present day are blurred, and old mysteries are finally put to rest.

This is a fresh, virtuoso performance that will surely place Groff among the best young writers of today. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's a keeper for me. We read it in our book club, and I was so excited to read it that I quit reading the book we picked before it to pick this one up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lora | 1/13/2014

    " Same as other Lauren Groff book I own. I met the author and got her to sign my copy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by coffeealias | 1/12/2014

    " Loved it. A heaping spoonful of storyline, doused in a big syrupy sauce of fiction, with a dollop of drama. Jilted woman goes home to Mom's house to rest her heart and finds a great deal of fun in her small-town. When I was told that this book is narrated from the perspective of Death, I reluctantly picked it up to read as a monthly club book selection. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Simple, well-written fun with a lot of colorful descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emilie | 1/10/2014

    " An engrossing story... I've always loved stories that focus on family trees and this one does it well. The writing was not as good as her short stories (Delicate Edible Birds), but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. "

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