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09 March 2016

Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies by Laruen Groff is the story of a relationship between Lotto and Mathilde.

At the age of twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde met at college. Two weeks later they were married.

It is hard to say much more without spoilers.

Readers follow their lives through their marriage, with some flashbacks to childhood. Groff has written an epic tale of the lives of two people. Her writing is beautiful, her words and phrases poetic, her characters flawed - which makes them so real. Just pages in, you can see why this novel won the National Book Award.

It takes a masterful author to be able to write a book out of chronological order and yet lead readers seamlessly through the lives of Lotto and Mathilde. Groff's writing reminds me of Ann Marie MacDonald, though the feel of the story is different. Groff writes in a way that leaves readers breathless at plot twists.

Read this book! Now! You will both love and hate the characters, but in the end you will love this book.

Groff, Lauren. (2015). Fates and Furies. New York: Riverhead Books.

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