Writers & Lovers by Lily King audiobook

Writers & Lovers: A Novel

By Lily King
Read by Stacey Glemboski

Blackstone Publishing 9780802148537
8.24 Hours Unabridged
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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 has 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.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize

A Vogue Pick of March Books to Read While You Are Stuck Inside

An O Magazine Pick of Books for Spring

An Audible Pick of the Month

A Pop Sugar Pick of Must-Read Books by Women

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A New York Times Editor's Choice of Most Anticipated New Books

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Month

A Booklist Pick in Audiobooks for March

An Amazon Best Book of the Year (So Far)

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of Books to Pre-Order Now

A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Spring

A Vulture.com Pick

The Belletrist Pick for April

A Millions.com Pick of the Month

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 has 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A classic bildungsroman for struggling artists everywhere.” Los Angeles Times
“Captures…the eccentricities of a writer’s life, spiking the narrative with wit, sumptuous imagery, and hilarious skewerings of literary elitism.” People
“An unexpected delight in the multitudinous pleasures in Lily King’s new novel is narrator Stacey Glemboski’s beautiful soprano, which lifts into a breath-catching ballad at a key moment…Glemboski’s warm voice has great narrative appeal, and she populates the wealth of interesting characters with believable, imaginative voices. One wants to remain long in their company. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A modern-day coming-of-age tale that challenges the creative quest narratives for women….absorbing storytelling.” Audible.com
“Wonderful, witty, heartfelt novel…a funny novel about grief, and, worse, it’s dangerously romantic, bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness.” Washington Post
“A story of ambition—and what happens when the markers of adult achievement are slow to materialize.” NPR
"[Lily’s] payoff-heavy fifth novel.” Shelf Awareness
"[A] charmingly written coming of age story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“While never minimizing the seriousness of Casey’s personal problems, the book is also funny and romantic and hard to put down, full of well-observed details of restaurant culture and writer’s workshops. It’s hard to imagine a reader who wouldn’t root for Casey.” Library Journal (starred review)
“This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever.” Elizabeth Strout, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“My favorite 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

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Author

Author Bio: Lily King

Author Bio: Lily King

Lily King is the author of several award-winning novels. Euphoria won the Kirkus Prize and the New England Book Award for Fiction and was named a best book of the year by Time magazine, the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and many others. Her debut novel, The Pleasing Hour, won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, 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. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English