Short stories by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Her third novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kirkus Award. It won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction, was a New York Times Notable book and Bestseller,’s #1 book of 2015, and on over two dozen best-of 2015 lists. It also received the 2016 American Bookseller Association’s Indies’ Choice Award for Adult Fiction and, in France, the Madame Figaro Grand Prix de l’Héroïne. Rights have been sold in thirty countries.   Her most recent collection of stories, Florida, was released in June 2018. It won the Story Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, Kirkus Prize, and the Southern Book Prize.    Her work has appeared in journals including the New Yorker, the Atlantic MonthlyHarper’sTin House, One Story, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and five editions of the Best American ShortStories.   In 2017, she was named by Granta Magazine as one of the Best of Young American Novelists of her generation.   In 2018, she received a Guggenheim fellowship in Fiction and a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.   She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Listing 10 stories.

As an orphaned Floridian boy grows up to become a mathematician with a healthy family of his own in the 20th century, the memory of his unhappy father lingers, threatening his peace of mind.

With climate disaster looming in Florida's future, a struggling single mother finds herself battling crippling insomnia as she worries about her daughter's future.

As a group of international journalists flee the Nazi invasion of Paris, they seek refuge at a man's home, but the man decides to hold them hostage. The group must decide how much they're willing to pay for their freedom.

Two young girls trusted their mother to bring them to place where they could have a better life, but now they are stranded on a mid-Atlantic island. Can they keep each other alive?

A woman hides from a hurricane in her home as her loved ones who have died pass through her house with haunting reminders of their deaths.

After getting dumped by her best friend, a woman stays home alone on Halloween to find solace in the writing of an 18th-century naturalist.

During a vacation in France, old friends and family struggle to connect with each other when they are unable to see past their own problems.

An Olympic swimmer-turned-writer and a New York heiress fall in love as Spanish flu ravages the world. However, when the stressors of class, an unexpected pregnancy, and a global pandemic arise, the two lovers must decide if their love can withstand the times.

A woman who suffers a concussion on a camping trip must take care of her two young sons while a threatening creature lurks beyond their cabin doors.

In a rural town, a woman attempts to run away, with her three children, from her abusive husband. While the feat seems straightforward at first, a series of complications causes their escape to become increasingly precarious.