The Wonder Garden
Grove Atlantic
Lauren Acampora

“Sentry” is from Lauren Acampora’s collection of linked stories, THE WONDER GARDEN (Grove Atlantic, 2015).  Acampora’s short fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals.  She lives in Westchester County, New York.


THE WONDER GARDEN has received considerable praise and was chosen one of Amazon Editors’ Top 20 Books in the beginning of the year.


“In 13 sharply drawn linked stories, Acampora reveals the complexities beneath the polish and privilege of a prosperous Connecticut town.”

People Magazine


“I thought of [Edith] Wharton when reading Lauren Acampora’s stylish debut…”

-Alix Ohlin, New York Times Book Review


“Acampora’s linked stories about one Connecticut town vividly explore dark interiors as well as polished facades.  The Wonder Garden is an elegant construction and a chronicle of the surprising ways in which suburban lives intersect.  Lauren Acampora is a writer of extraordinary dexterity.”

– Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them


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