Books by Lauren Grodstein

OUR SHORT HISTORY by Lauren Grodstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"A poignant and realistic portrait of the struggles with ovarian cancer that chafes a bit against its frame."
This novel is posed as a book written by a mother with stage 4 ovarian cancer for her young son about her coming to terms with her mortality. Read full book review >
THE EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING by Lauren Grodstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A rumination on love and loss, faith in reason and faith in the divine."
In her fourth novel, Grodstein (A Friend of the Family, 2009, etc.) writes of loss of love and belief. Read full book review >
A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY by Lauren Grodstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Ambitious, often impressive but structurally flawed work."
The road to hell is paved with a father's good intentions. Read full book review >
REPRODUCTION IS THE FLAW OF LOVE by Lauren Grodstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2004

"Grodstein's collection (The Best of Animals, 2002) showed she had yet to find her voice, something still the case with her first novel."
One rainy night in Brooklyn, a youngish woman asks her live-in boyfriend to fetch a pregnancy test from the drugstore. Some banter ensues. Are we in for a comic novel with serious overtones, or a serious novel with a comic edge? Read full book review >
THE BEST OF ANIMALS by Lauren Grodstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2002

"Spare and occasionally funny takes from a writer who hasn't yet found her voice."
A gaggle of New York guys and gals hunt for love and meaning in debut stories that occasionally tickle the fancy but leave little flavor. Read full book review >