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Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff

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Delicate edible birds and other stories
Title
Delicate edible birds and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Groff
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Language
eng
Summary
Lauren Groff presents nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman.In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a night class in poetry and meets another full-time mother, one whose charismatic brilliance changes everything. In "The Wife of the Dictator," that eponymous wife ("brought back...from [the dictator's] last visit to America") grows more desperately, menacingly isolated every day. In "Delicate Edible Birds," a group of war correspondents-a lone, high-spirited woman among them-falls prey to a brutal farmer while fleeing Nazis in the French countryside. And in "Lucky Chow Fun," Groff returns to Templeton, the setting of her first book, for revelations about the darkness within even that idyllic small town.In some of these stories, enormous changes happen in an instant. In others, transformations occur across a lifetime-or several lifetimes. Throughout the collection, Groff displays particular and vivid preoccupations. Crime is a motif-sex crimes, a possible murder, crimes of the heart. Love troubles occur in every story-love in alcoholism, in adultery, in a flood, even in the great flu epidemic of 1918. Some of the love has depths that are understood too late; some of the love is shallow and also understood too late. And mastery is a theme-Groff's women swim and twirl batons, become poets, or try and try again to achieve the inner strength to exercise personal freedom.Overall, these stories announce a notable new literary master. Dazzlingly original and confident, Delicate Edible Birds will further Groff's growing reputation as one of the foremost talents of her generation
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Midwest
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Susan Ericksen
Target audience
adult
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Label
Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=208330
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 audio file
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781400190706
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  • audio
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sound
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  • other
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
Delicate edible birds and other stories, Lauren Groff
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=208330
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm38635894
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio file
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400190706
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c7a29231-7949-471a-8100-89048bb61640
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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