Groundskeeping

A Read with Jenna Pick

    • 3.6 • 103 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • An indelible love story about two very different people navigating the entanglements of class and identity and coming of age in an America coming apart at the seams—this is "an extraordinary debut about the ties that bind families together and tear them apart across generations" (Ann Patchett, best-selling author of The Dutch House).

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local college, in exchange for which he is permitted to take a writing course.

Here he meets Alma Hazdic, a writer in residence who seems to have everything that Owen lacks—a prestigious position, an Ivy League education, success as a writer. They begin a secret relationship, and as they grow closer, Alma—who comes from a liberal family of Bosnian immigrants—struggles to understand Owen’s fraught relationship with family and home. 

Exquisitely written; expertly crafted; dazzling in its precision, restraint, and depth of feeling, Groundskeeping is a novel of haunting power and grace from a prodigiously gifted young writer.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

Gjfgjjgfg ,

Interesting

I don’t know yet as I have only read the first chapter

DehSoNice ,

Good read

Really enjoyed this book! I felt like I knew Owen and understood his thoughts. I wish his outcome was better, but once you read the book and learn his personality, you see that he makes decisions prone to who he is.

nokopixel ,

❤️

An absolutely fantastic read. 10/10.

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