We've thought the world of Lauren Groff's work ever since her hauntingly original debut, The Monsters of Templeton. Just wait until you pick up her new novel of passion and faith, creativity and power, set in 12th-century France.
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A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader.
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