The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton

Book - 2008
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Willie Cooper returns to her ancestral home in Templeton, New York, to search for the father she never knew. As she looks through documents relating to her family's history, voices from the town's past rise up to tell their sides of a complex story.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 364 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781401322250
Branch Call Number: Grof

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RaquelMaria
Apr 06, 2017

I didn't like this book, I felt unpleasantly deceived by the author.

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jdrinca
Mar 08, 2017

The Monsters of Templeton were neurotic and unlikable. Lauren Groff is a good writer but she seems to be very impressed with how clever she thinks she is. I finished the book because of the good quality writing, but I was sorry I spent time on it.

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Novel_Librarian
Dec 03, 2014

This novel is an archaeological dig into a family’s past, a portrait of a town, a web of connections that includes a sea monster (yep).

I loved the writing - Groff delves into journals and letters and other primary documents from her fictional town's forebears, and does so masterfully.

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LDPBLM
Aug 16, 2014

I loved this book ! Without question , it reminded me of " Sacre Bleu " the same mix of historical fiction , weirdness , and charm ....

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h1906882x
May 02, 2011

This is another book which I'll read more than once.

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annspivack
Jun 28, 2010

I loved the author's writing style but this book was too gimmicky for me. I wanted Dandelion Wine and instead it felt more like Emily Giffin on halucinogens. If she'd written it straightforwardly, I think I would have liked it better.

BeyondBridgetJones Jan 26, 2010

76% approval rating from BBJ members!

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