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FloridaFlorida by Lauren Groff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Short story collections are not my favorite genre of literature. One reason is how often a collection is inconsistent in its quality. But that's not the case with this collection. I enjoyed every single story. The are about women and girls with some Floridian connection dealing with the troubles of their lives. Often a sinister foreboding hangs over the story, though rarely materializing in any horrific way (these aren't Karen Russell stories, for instance).

I've not read Groff before but will definitely read more. She has great skills in developing a character, revealing inner thoughts, setting a scene, building tension. In other words, an excellent story teller.

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