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Fiction book club meets Tuesday

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Fiction book club meets Tuesday

Kona Stories hosts a fiction book club discussing “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff on Tuesday.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested.

Groff is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels, “The Monsters of Templeton,” “Arcadia,” and “Fates and Furies,” and the celebrated short-story collection “Delicate Edible Birds.”

“Fates and Furies” is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.

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At age 22, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

Info: Brenda or Joy, 324-0350, www.konastories.com.