Our Short History: Lauren Grodstein

Our Short History takes the form of a book that a single mother, afflicted with terminal ovarian cancer, is writing for her six-year-old son to read when grows up. This affecting story is tempered with a humorous outlook reminiscent of Nora Ephron. Karen Russell describes it as “devastating, fearlessly honest, often hilarious, gorgeously written.” Lauren Grodstein’s previous two novels were the New York Times bestseller and Editors’ Choice A Friend of the Family and The Explanation for Everything, each a Book of the Year in the Washington Post. “Lauren Grodstein breaks your heart, then miraculously pieces it back together so it’s bigger—and stronger—than before,” says Celeste Ng.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206222
Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.
Published: Algonquin Books - March 21st, 2017