The Vaster Wilds

Lauren Groff


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The Vaster Wilds by Groff, Lauren
Regular price $28.00
Regular price Sale price $28.00
A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive

"Extraordinary... staggering...with wrenching beauty...This is a triumph." ­-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Must be read...The writing is inspired, the imaginative power near mystic." ­-Kirkus Reviews

A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief in everything that her own civilization has taught her.

Lauren Groff's new novel is at once a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how--and if--we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.

Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 09/12/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 9.24h x 6.32w x 0.99d
ISBN: 9780593418390

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2023 pg. 6
Publishers Weekly 06/05/2023
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2023
Library Journal 08/01/2023 pg. 78
Booklist 08/01/2023 pg. 35
BookPage 09/01/2023
Shelf Awareness 09/09/2023

About the Author
Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Fates and Furies, and Matrix and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won the Story Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Groff's work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists.