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The Vaster Wilds

While The Vaster Wilds is often a dark story with only slivers of hope, Lauren Groff’s inimitable style and language makes it a memorable, immersive novel.

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Review of ‘The Vaster Wilds’

After Matrix, her vivid feminist novel starring a medieval nun, Lauren Groff returns with another historical novel, The Vaster Wilds, about a young Colonial-era woman’s journey out of a sick and starving Jamestown, Virginia.

As the novel opens, the girl (the narrative refers to this teenage main character only as “the girl”) has fled the…

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