Writers & Lovers

Lily King (Author)
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Description

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.

Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey's fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.

Writers & Lovers follows Casey--a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist--in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King's trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

Product Details

Price
$31.99
Publisher
Thorndike Press Large Print
Publish Date
July 29, 2020
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781432880521
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About the Author

Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She lives in Maine.

Reviews

Praise for Writers & Lovers
Named one of 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by Amazon Book Review
Named one of The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now by Marie Claire
"[A] charmingly written coming of age story." --Kirkus Starred Reviews
""Elegant... The nimble, astute narration appeals. This meditation on the passing of youth is touching and ruefully funny."--Publishers Weekly
"Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life."--Madeline Miller, author of Circe

"Gorgeous!"--Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge

Writers & Lovers is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other. I found myself reading slowly, underlining phrases, wanting to linger in the world of this novel. Her insights about love -- how it is elusive and ineffable -- and about grief -- how it is something that you live inside -- took my breath away."--Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World

"Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever." --Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of '69

"My favourite of Lily King's books so far. Exuberant and affirming, it's funny and immensely clever, emotionally rare and strong. I feel bereft now I've finished."--Tessa Hadley, author of Late In The Day

"If you loved The Friend but wish it had had more sex and waitressing, get ready for Lily King's Writers and Lovers. Delicious." -- Emma Straub

Praise for Euphoria
"Taut, witty, fiercely intelligent... King is brilliant."--New York Times Book Review

"Intense, seductive, sexual, and intellectual... There are so many exhilarating elements to savor in Euphoria... Brava to Lily King."--San Francisco Chronicle

"As concentrated as orchid food, packing as much narrative power and intellectual energy into its 250 pages as novels triple its size."--Newsday

"Atmospheric and sensual... An intellectually stimulating tour de force."--NPR

Praise for Father of the Rain
"Surprising and wise...An absorbing, insightful story written in cool, polished prose right to the last conflicted line."--Washington Post

"King is a beautiful writer, with equally strong gifts for dialogue and internal monologue."--New York Times Book Review

"Haunting, incisive...King is brilliant."--Elle

"An excellent novel, sensitive and perceptive."--Chicago Tribune