byLauren Groff

Paperback | June 2, 2015

Arcadia by Lauren Groff
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"Timeless and vast... The raw beauty of Ms. Groff's prose is one of the best things aboutArcadia. But it is by no means this book's only kind of splendor."---Janet Maslin,The New York Times

"Even the most incidental details vibrate with lifeArcadiawends a harrowing path back to a fragile, lovely place you can believe in."---Ron Charles,The Washington Post

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.Arcadiafollows this romantic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday. Arcadia's inhabitants include Handy, the charismatic leader; his wife, Astrid, a midwife; Abe, a master carpenter; Hannah, a baker and historian; and Abe and Hannah's only child, Bit. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. He falls in love with Helle, Handy's lovely, troubled daughter. And eventually he must face the world beyond Arcadia.

InArcadia, Groff displays her literary gifts to stunning effect.


"It's not possible to write any better without showing off."---Richard Russo, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelEmpire Falls

Title:ArcadiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.75 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140134190X

ISBN - 13:9781401341909

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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