Brownbag Book Club

Book Signing: An Evening with Lauren Groff, author, The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton Book Jacket

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium
New Castle Campus

Friday, March 7, 2008
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Rehoboth site
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Library Director, James McCloskey, invites the Wilmington University Community to join author Laruen Groff, as she shares her debut novel, The Monsters of Templeton. Copies are available through all major book vendors and limited quantities will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.

Author Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff's debut novel, The Monsters of Templeton, is  everything a reader might have expected from this gifted writer, and more. Willie is a funny, sexy, plucky, heroine; her Mom -- a once-upon-a-time hippie who's gone Baptist but not square -- is a hoot; her family history is a funhouse through which Willie must wander in order to find her father. Best of all is Templeton, a town that will remind readers of Ray Bradbury at his most magical. There are monsters, murders, bastards, and ne'er-do-wells almost without number. I was sorry to see this rich and wonderful novel come to an end, and there is no higher success than that." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“In The Monsters of Templeton Lauren Groff has crafted a multilayered story that is boldly inventive and surprising, by turns wistful, elegiac, and sweeping.”
—Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light

"A fantastically fun read, a kind of wild pastiche that is part historical novel and part mystery, with a touch of the supernatural thrown in for good measure."

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