POSTPONED: Lily King - "Writers & Lovers"

Event date: 
04/06/2020 - 7:00pm

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.


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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 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.


Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She lives in Maine.


Named one of The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 by Entertainment Weekly
Named one of 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by Amazon Book Review
Named one of The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now by Marie Claire

"[A] charmingly written coming of age story." —Kirkus Starred Reviews

"This meditation on the passing of youth is touching and ruefully funny.” —Publishers Weekly

“Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever.” —Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of ’69 


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148537
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482