Lauren Groff is a writer with a strong --- if sometimes quirky --- sense of history. Her debut novel, THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON, examined the history of Cooperstown, New York, through the experience of one young woman looking for her own past. Her story collection, DELICATE EDIBLE BIRDS, ranged widely over American and world history, from the 1918 influenza epidemic to the 1970s women's movement to the Nazi invasions in World War II. Now, in ARCADIA, Groff takes lessons from a particular moment in recent history and applies them to our present and future.
"ARCADIA is far more than a portrait of a 'fringe' community or a saga of corruption and lost innocence. It's an extended con