Writers & Lovers




      Writers & Lovers
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 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. New Read Writers & Lovers [ by ] Lily King [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Lily King grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.A in English Literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her M.A in Creative Writing from Syracuse University She has taught English and Creative Writing at several universities and high schools in this country and abroad Lily s new novel, Euphoria, was released in June 2014 It has drawn significant acclaim so far, being named anBook of the Month, on the Indie Next List, and hitting numerous summer reading lists from The Boston Globe to O Magazine and USA Today Reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review, Emily Eakin called Euphoria, a taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace Lily s first novel, The Pleasing Hour 1999 won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN Hemingway Award Her second, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award Her third novel, Father of the Rain 2010 , was a New York Times Editors Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year and winner of both the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Maine Fiction Award Lily is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Whiting Writer s Award Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Ploughshares and Glimmer Train, as well as in several anthologies.


      Writers & Lovers
 By Lily King IBN :  Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Writers & Lovers
  • Lily King
  • 07 May 2018

10 thoughts on “ Writers & Lovers

  1. Elyse Walters says:

    Boston University Bridge, connecting Boston to Cambridge, referred to as the BU Bridge, is mentioned many times throughout Writers Lovers Casey Kasem, rides her banana seat bike over the BU bridge to and from work Each time Casey crosses the bridge it feels like a monumental moment symbolica life in transition.a new start.hope for connection and stability As she pedaled across the BU Bridge, often at dusk, I got the feeling it was where Casey measured her healing, her strengthtaking Boston University Bridge, connecting Boston to Cambridge, referred to as the BU Bridge, is mentioned many times throughout Writers Lovers Casey Kasem, rides her banana seat bike over the BU bridge...

  2. Nenia ❤️️ I hate everything you love ❤️️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestWow I am kind of shocked by how much I loved this WRITERS LOVERS is the first book I ve read that truly captures what it s like to be a woman in your late twenties early thirties and not have your life figured out When all your friends are in serious relationships or married, with real desk jobs and houses of their own, and you re still working a dead end job and chasing the dream, while serial dating like you re still in college, Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestWow I am kind of shocked by how much I loved this WRITERS LOVERS is the first book I ve read that truly captures what it s like to be a woman in your late twenties early thirties and not have your life figured out When all your friends are in serious relationships or married, with real desk jobs and houses of their own, and you re still working a dead end job and chasing the dream, while serial dating like you re still in college, it s hard to be taken seriously.But this book, it gets that.Casey is living in New England working a waitressing job she hates while trying to finish up her novel Her mother has just died, she has health problems but no health insurance, her student loans have defaulted and seem virtually insurmountable, and she s stuck dating two guys one a mature adult with two young children and a job with the respect and esteem she craves, and the other is in the same boat as her struggling to mak...

  3. Ron Charles says:

    Please dont do this Dont write a novel about trying to write a novel Its cliche and insular and lazy Just dont do it.Unless its this novel this wonderful, witty, heartfelt novel by Lily King called Writers Lovers.Writers Lovers is a funny novel about grief, and, worse, its dangerously romantic bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness According to the penal code of literary fiction, thats a violation of Section 364, Prohibiting Unlawful Please don t do this Don t write a novel about trying to write a novel It s cliche and insular and lazy Just don t do it.Unless it s this novel this wonderful, witty, heartfelt novel by Lily King called Writers Lovers Writers Lovers is a funny novel about grief, and, worse, it s dangerously romantic bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness According to the penal code of literary fiction, that s a violation of Section 364, Prohibiting Unlawful Departure from Ambiguity and Despair.The narrator is Casey, a 31 year...

  4. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Well this is going to be a DNF Unfortunately I could not get into this writing at all Too dry and slow moving I made it to 30% but I can do noJust not my kind of book Well this is going to be a DNF Unfortunately I could not ...

  5. Theresa Alan says:

    3.5 stars I found this to be an uneven novel Lily King won a bunch of awards for her book Euphoria, which I downloaded a long time ago but never read Now Im not sure that I want to read it Other people have rated the writing of this novel as wonderful, but Im not impressed except with how she described one of the men wooing herhes a successful writer widower father of two who, like so many people, can only see what he doesnt have and what he hasnt achieved as he compares himself to other 3.5 stars I found this to be an uneven novel Lily King won a bunch of awards for her book Euphoria, which I downloaded a long time ago but never read Now I m not sure that I want to read it Other people have rated the writing of this novel as wonderful, but I m not impressed except with how she described one of the men wooing her he s a successful writer widower father of two who, like so many people, can only see what he doesn t have and what he hasn t achieved as he compares himself t...

  6. Lisa says:

    A tight, riveting and intimate drama of a woman struggling with the debt, love and the death of her mother SUMMARYCasey Peabody gets up early every morning to work on her novel, while trying not to think about her huge college loan debt, love, or her mothers death while vacationing in Chile last winter Casey lives in Boston in an old potting shed that smells of mold and decaying leaves She get a discount on her rent by walking her landlords dog Shes thirty one and rides an old banana bike A tight, riveting and intimate drama of a woman struggling with the debt, love and the death of her mother SUMMARYCasey Peabody gets up early every morning to work on her novel, while trying not to think about her huge college loan debt, love, or her mother s death while vacationing in Chile last winter Casey lives in Boston in an old potting shed that smells of mold and decaying leaves She get a discount on her rent by walking her landlord s dog She s thirty one and rides an old banana bike she found at the dump, across the Charles River every day ...

  7. Lisa says:

    3.9 Casey is mourning her mother s recent death and is stuck She is having trouble with her writing, her restaurant job and the two men in her life There is not a lot that happens in the first half of the novel and when things start changing, it is fairly predictable No matter I ...

  8. Olive says:

    AMAZING My review is in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

  9. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanA 30 something writer with very little money struggles to complete a novel, dates numerous men, and lives life as a single woman in the 1990s If this sounds like what Virginia Woolf hoped for when she penned A Room of Ones Own, well, were sorry to report that the future isnt as rosy as she mightve hoped then again, her expectations were probably pretty bleak.And yet, Lily Kings latest outing is a refreshingly rare thing an actually realistic story of a young Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanA 30 something writer with very little money struggles to complete a novel, dates numerous men, and lives life as a single woman in the 1990s If this sounds like what Virginia Woolf hoped for when she penned A Room of One s Own, well, we re sorry to report that the future isn t as rosy as she might ve hoped then again, her expectations were probably pretty bleak.And yet, Lily King s latest outing is a refreshingly rare thing an actually realistic story of a y...

  10. ☮Karen says:

    My first 5 stars in 2020 and only five days in Thank you HarperCollins and NetGalley for the advance copy.I absolutely loved this book It is nothing like Euphoria, which I also loved, except maybe the connection to authors and writing If Lily King wants to make upstories about writers and writing, what happens in the...

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