Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories by Lauren Groff

Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

Lauren Groff

fiction short stories challenging dark medium-paced

306 pages | first published 2009

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In "Sir Fleeting," a Midwestern farm girl on her honeymoon in Argentina falls into lifelong lust for a French playboy. In "Blythe," an attorney who has become a stay-at-home mother takes a night class in poetry and meets another full-time mother, ...
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Summary of 435 reviews

Moods

dark 80%
reflective 76%
emotional 71%
challenging 42%
sad 38%
tense 23%
mysterious 19%
inspiring 9%
adventurous 4%
funny 4%
hopeful 4%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 21%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 35% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 18% | N/A: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 33% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.94

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