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Five Tuesdays in Winter (Hardcover)
In this collection of 10 short stories, Lily King explores love in all its forms. From the lonely young boy whose parents go off to France and leave him with two college boys, to the widow taking her sullen daughter on a vacation that they can barely afford, to the bookseller with a secret crush on an employee, King explores the heartbreak, joy, frustration , and humor that loving another person can bring about. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every story in this collection. The characters were so vivid and the stories so true, that I kept thinking about them long after I put the book down.— Lynne
November 2021 Indie Next List
“I was hooked from the first delightful and strange story in this new collection by the brilliant Lily King. Her focus is razor sharp and her storytelling pierces the heart. A great follow up to Writers & Lovers.”
— Jamie Southern, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC
"Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book." --Ann Patchett
By the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria comes a masterful new collection of short stories
Lily King, one of the most "brilliant" (New York Times Book Review), "wildly talented" (Chicago Tribune), and treasured authors of contemporary fiction, returns after her recent bestselling novels with Five Tuesdays in Winter, her first book of short fiction.
Told in the intimate voices of complex, endearing characters, Five Tuesdays in Winter intriguingly subverts expectations as it explores desire, loss, jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. Two college roommates have a devastating middle-aged reunion. A proud old man rages powerlessly in his granddaughter's hospital room. A writer receives a visit from all the men who have tried to suppress her voice.
Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, this wide-ranging collection of ten selected stories by one of our most accomplished chroniclers of the human heart is an exciting addition to Lily King's oeuvre of acclaimed fiction.
About the Author
LILY KING is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including most recently Writers & Lovers and Euphoria. Her work has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Kirkus Prize, the New England Book Award for Fiction, the Maine Book Award for Fiction, a MacDowell Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and she has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award. She lives in Portland, Maine.