Writers & Lovers

Writers & Lovers

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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'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 fulfil 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.

Title:Writers & Lovers
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    Writers & Lovers Reviews

  • Kat

    I could definitely argue that the wonderfulness in Writers and Lovers, and the sheer range of emotions it made me feel, cannot be summed up in one swift review. Instead, I'll just tell you to get your...

  • David Putnam

    Wow! Wow! That’s two “Wows, readers stand up and take notice. I can say with great confidence that I have found my favorite book of 2020. And that’s saying something. First a little editorial co...

  • 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 ...

  • Angela M

    This is an introspective, intimate story of a woman coming into her own, a struggling writer, struggling to figure out her life. We meet Casey Peabody in 1997 in Cambridge, MA. She’s a mess, grievin...

  • JanB

    What a joy to immerse myself into such beautiful writing and storytelling. Casey is 31, a struggling writer who is working as a waitress and saddled with crushing debt. To complicate matters further, ...

  • Elyse  Walters

    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 b...

  • noelle

    Was deciding between a 4/5 or a 5/5 and then I hit the END and it is absolutely a 5/5 for me!!...

  • Gabby

    3.5 stars I have mixed feelings about this one, some parts of this book were so beautiful and stunning it nearly brought me to tears, and other parts of this book were so boring and slow it nearly bro...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWow. 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 w...

  • Dolors

    Even if time is scarce to read these days, I could have finished this book in two days.But I didn’t want to. I made it last, oh yes, I made it last as much as I could because I didn’t want it to e...