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More informationLauren Groff’s acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young idealists forming a commune in western New York State. Into this group is born Bit, who grows into a quiet, distant man. Over the course of 50 years, Bit witnesses the utopia crumble and the world change in unimaginable ways.
“Richly peopled and ambitious … is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author