Lily King, author of Euphoria, will join us to talk about her bestselling novel Writers & Lovers. As part of the Readings from Oconomowaukee series, she will talk to Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company and Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company. This event is at Wednesday, December 9, 2 pm CST.
Writers & Lovers is one of the best reviewed novels of 2020. Here's more. 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.
From Ron Charles: "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 titled Writers & Lovers."
Writers and Lovers is available from Books and Company at https://www.booksco.com/book/9780802148537 or from Boswell at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780802148537.