The Monsters of Templeton

by Lauren Groff | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099515725 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingellamisswing of Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on 4/16/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingellamisswing from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
I found this book in the book exchange barrel at the Alvik Library in Stockholm, Sweden. A few years ago, I tried to read another one of Lauren Groff's novels but didn't really like it, so thought I might have a go at this one. Started reading a few pages but other books in my TBR shelf beckoned me a lot more. Will probably release it unread.

From Groff's homepage:
One dark summer dawn in Templeton, New York, at the moment an enormous monster surfaces in Lake Glimmerglass, twenty-eight-year-old Willie Upton returns pregnant and miserable to her hometown of Templeton, N.Y. Willie is a descendant of the creator of the town, Marmaduke Temple, and she expects to be able to hide in the place that has been home to her family for centuries. But the monster changes the fabric of the village, and Willie’s mother, Vivienne, has a surprise that will send Willie careening through her family’s history to dig up clues about her heritage. Spanning two centuries and based on Cooperstown, New York., the story is told through two centuries of voices, from Templeton ghosts to residents, masters to servants, natives to interlopers, and historical figures to literary characters.

Released 1 mo ago (4/23/2024 UTC) at Espresso house, Centralstationen, övre hallen in Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden



Journal Entry 3 by wingNordpiratwing at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
I shouldn't bring home more books, I have too many already. But then the cover text mentioned archaeology, which interests me, and then I couldn't really just leave the book behind. So with that horrible excuse to myself I caught it at our World Book Day meet-up in Stockholm.

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