Join us in Bloom on Wednesday at 11:30 CST for a chat with author Lauren Grodstein. You can read an excerpt of her latest novel OUR SHORT HISTORY here.

Lauren is the author of four novels, including the New York Times bestseller A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY and the Washington Post Book of the Year, THE EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING. Her latest novel is OUR SHORT HISTORY, published by Algonquin Books in March. It was selected as an IndieNext Pick, Amazon.com Best Book of the Month, Oprah Top 20 Book, and Flavorwire Book of the Month. She directs the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in New Jersey with her husband, children, and dog.