Save your spot for a virtual national live event on Tuesday, October 26th at 6 pm EST with Lauren Groff, the New York Times-bestselling author of Matrix, as well as Fates & Furies, Florida and other novels and short story collections. Lauren will discuss her latest novel, a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around.
Mac's bookseller Grace Harper had this praise for Matrix:
Lauren Groff’s transcendent new novel follows the life of Marie de France, the 12th-century poet and abbess. Marie’s actual identity, cloaked in the fogs of time, is the subject of much speculation among scholars, but Groff imagines her as an intelligent, fierce woman who does not suffer fools gladly. In her story, Eleanor of Aquitaine, with whom Marie has a contentious relationship bordering on friendship, sends her to England to serve as an abbess. The nuns under her leadership are a colorful cast of characters, and are all cogs in the wheel of Marie’s story. This is at its core a female text. There is not a significant male character to be found. Groff has established herself as a writer of deep intelligence with a canny flair for dissecting the human condition. She does not disappoint here. Matrix is historical fiction of the highest order.