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Writers & Lovers

av Lily King

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#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts' Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: 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.… (mer)
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This book has come up over and over again in all the places that I trust for reviews. Most recently someone described it as lovely - or sweet or something like that and I thought - gee that sounds good right about now. I really really liked this book a lot - but that is definitely not how I would describe it!

First of all, I really love books set in Boston (my hometown), and somehow I didn't know that in advance - so that was such and extra bonus for me.

This is a really engaging novel, with deep, well drawn characters.

Our protagonist Casey, has real obstacles in her life. She is grieving her mother's death while living with a heavy burden of debt. She has a lot of psychological baggage from her upbringing and has a lot of trouble with her job and her romantic relationships.

Casey is not wholly likable but there is enough there to sympathize with her that it was easy for me to become invested in her story.

One other thing, Casey is a struggling writer and there are lots of writers and other parts of the publishing world depicted her. I usually really dislike like books about writers (and movies about Hollywood etc etc) but this was an exception - it didn't have the self congratulatory/in club feeling that so many other books attempting this have.

So, definitely not a fluffy read, but really gratifying and set in a great location :) ( )
  alanna1122 | Mar 19, 2021 |
I didn't quite know what to expect from this story, but I ended up enjoying it so much more than I expected. Very well written! ( )
  BookLove80 | Mar 12, 2021 |
Great writing. Surprisingly engaging story about a struggling writer. ( )
  kenkarpay | Mar 4, 2021 |
King has a real talent for writing sentences and at times slips into the poetic in a very beguiling way. "I want to take that sound and stuff it into a bag with rocks and throw it in the river." Her narrator is struggling with oppressive debt, getting dumped, the death of her mother and writer's block. Meanwhile she supports herself by working as a waitress. King captures the spirit of the disjointed and forlorn without being overly romantic. An absolutely charming and beguiling read. Writers especially will appreciate it. ( )
  dbsovereign | Feb 28, 2021 |
Casey is a struggling writer living in her brother's friends garage and waiting tables so that she can write. After six years she finally finished her novel. Now will anyone buy it? While she waits for the verdict she deals with grief over her mother's sudden death in the previous year, giant student load debts, indecision in love, and a breast lump. Happy ending, but the middle part is sure depressing. ( )
  mojomomma | Feb 22, 2021 |
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Marriage is the polar opposite of a fairy tale, my mother said.
When I was visiting her a few years ago she hugged me and said, 'Tomorrow after you leave I will stand here at this window and remember that yesterday you were right here with me.'
     And now she's dead and I have that feeling all the time, no matter where I stand.
He's still leaning against his car and turning only his head in my direction, as if he likes his pose too much to undo it.
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#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts' Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: 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.

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