The Monsters of Templeton
by Lauren Groff
Kindle Edition-

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- the debut novel by the acclaimed author of Fates and Furies.

"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in ...

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  "A story that mixes fictional history and modern-day dilemmas with a touch of fantasy." by lialegab (see profile) 04/01/08

I enjoyed this book. Although the title and first chapter imply that this book may be primarily a fantasy, there is only a thin undercurrent of fantasy running throughout. The story deals with a young woman who attempts to find her biological father. The search involves delving into her family's past, from the founding father of her hometown in the 1700's to today. Each main character, including those living in colonial times, has the opportunity to "speak" as individual chapters are devoted to hearing his or her point of view. The story was interesting and well-written, and I believe it would be a fair book to discuss at book club.

 
  "Lots of characters to keep straight" by ellentambo (see profile) 05/21/08

OK book. Probably would generate some fun discussion.

 
  "Bizarre" by readingissexy (see profile) 04/18/11

I liked the writing because the description of the town and the characters stick in your mind; but the overall story was a little bizarre and some of the events in it unbelievable.

 
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