An Author Event featuring Lauren Groff

*Author photo by Eli Sinkus*


In partnership with the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave Books is thrilled to announce an author event featuring NYT Bestselling author Lauren Groff.

This event will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7 pm at the East Tennessee History Center.

You can purchase your ticket, the price of which includes a copy of Groff's newest novel THE VASTER WILDS, at this link:


About Lauren Groff:

Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of TempletonArcadiaFates and
Furies, Matrix, and The Vaster Wilds, and the celebrated short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won The Story Prize, the ABA Indies’ Choice Award, France’s Grand Prix de l’Héroïne, and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work regularly appears in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her work has been translated into thirty-six languages.
She lives in Gainesville, Florida.



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.




Event date: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
601 S Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593418390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023