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Writers & Lovers By Lily King – Quiet But Powerful Book Set In MA

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Writers & Lovers by Lily King Book Information

Author: Lily King
Genre: Book Set In MA | Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction
Pages: 320
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: March 2020

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Writers & Lovers By Lily King Book Summary

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: 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.

Grove Press

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About The Author, Lily King

Lily King is an award-winning author who grew up in Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She is a former English teacher. Read more about Lily King.

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