Literary Fiction

Fates and Furies

by Lauren Groff

Quick take

The book made me yearn for those years in my early life when I could afford to be a little reckless.

Why I love it

Several months ago, I attended a luncheon in honor of Lauren Groff where she read from Fates and Furies with fiery enthusiasm, eyes blazing. You could tell that this new work of hers was a labor of love. It was magical.

Early readers are describing this novel as being about the long course of a marriage, and it is that, but what really resonated with me is its depiction of adolescence, of passio...

Member thoughts

42% Love
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  • Jillian B.

    Dallas, TX

    "I LOVED this. I loved how it was broken into the two characters's perspectives. Two sides to every story. And beautifully written."

  • Becky S.

    Springfield, MO

    "Great book... very deep interesting characters and loved the way the book was told from different perspective.. very psychological and kept you totally engaged! "

  • Lisa E.

    Danville, CA

    "Crazy! A little hard to follow. What does it all mean?!? ???? Ashamed to say i could kinda relate to the wife! "

  • Michele J.

    Brooklyn, NY

    "As someone contemplating marriage, this novel of a marriage told from two perspectives is though provoking and lyrical read. It will remind you of how little you can know someone you love. "

  • Sarah K.

    Reno, NV

    "Loved this book and the author's prose. "

  • Leah F.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    "A beautiful story that shifts perspectives and defies your expectations. "

  • Jessy C.

    Washington , DC

    "The beginning of the book was quite slow, and I wasn't sure I'd keep reading but I am so glad I did. The slow start builds to such a great story. Great writing. Great characters. Great surprise twist!"

  • Brittany A.

    Asheville, NC

    "Not what I expected in a great way. Shocking turns and relationships that are so passionately written that you feel as if you're a part of them."

  • Rebecca P.

    Cleveland Heights, OH

    "Oh. My. God. This book broke my heart in all the right ways. I have been recommending it to everyone I know. Read it. It will change your life."

  • Michelle B.

    Palm Harbor , FL

    "This book is pretty depressing, but I enjoyed it. These characters have issues! That makes a great book though right?"

  • Elizabeth J.

    West Allis, WI

    "LOVE LOVE LOVE. I gave this book away to a friend and had to buy myself another copy. "