The Vaster Wilds The Vaster Wilds

The Vaster Wilds

A Novel

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Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023


NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, TIME, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, LA TIMES, SLATE, HARPER'S BAZAAR and others

“Part historical, part horror, part breathless thriller, part wilderness survival tale, The Vaster Wilds is a story about the lengths to which we will go to stay alive."—NPR staff pick

“Lauren Groff just reinvented the adventure novel."—Los Angeles Times

Glorious…surroundings come alive in prose that lives and breathes upon the page." —Boston Globe


A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive

A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief in everything that her own civilization has taught her.

Lauren Groff’s new novel is at once a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how—and if—we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
September 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Whitmben ,

Poem to nature

A reminder of the beauty all around us within nature that we often fail to slow enough to see. A reminder of what’s important in our precious lives. A reminder of mindfulness.

sacred heart gal ,

The Vaster Wilds

A poem about life and living. Interesting in its use of language and the study of life in the wilderness that is America. Worth a read.

nana-awp ,

Love the cover

My top book for 2023!
Hands down!
I have been telling everyone
To read this book.
It’s hard to find a better writer than
Lauren Groff- period.
Her sentences are delicious!
I fell in love with Matrix-
And was so excited to hear about this novel as a diptych- or even the second in a triptych!
Amazing!
Buy it and cancel all appointments
For a day or two!

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