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Episode 6: Lauren Groff, Delicate Edible Birds

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Our first story collection! For this episode, we dug into Lauren Groff’s 2009 collection Delicate Edible Birds. Groff’s a writer who’s been getting a lot of positive buzz, both for her stories and her new novel, Arcadia.

We chose the story collection in part because we’re both advocates for short stories, and often wonder why they tend to be such a tough sell for the reading public. It’s a question we try to tackle in the episode, both of us offering up some potential theories. Other topics for discussion include: the potential anxiety of reading work by your contemporaries, narrative complexity in stories, and the drinking habits of Manayunk residents.

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