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Writers & Lovers

By Lily King and Lily King and Lily King
Writers & Lovers by Lily King and Lily King and Lily King digital book - Fable

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A New York Times Book Review’s Group Text Selection

"I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." —Curtis Sittenfeld 

An extraordinary new novel of art, love, and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times bestselling author of Euphoria

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.

411 Reviews

Thinking Face“at the end of the day I feel like this was a decent causal read. The main character was definitely worth rooting for despite some of her more cringe musing abt her relationships. Slow burn.”
Characters change and growEasy to read
Expressionless Face“A writer writing about becoming a writer. How original. I don’t mind it, but the story fell flat for me. The men in this book were major cringe - I wouldn’t have picked either of them.”
Easy to readBad writingStereotypical charactersUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Expressionless Face“I will say that I have never felt so physically grossed about by a character in a book until reading Oscar. So I'll give her that on her writing. Truly a boring book.”
Easy to readComing of ageBad writingUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Thumbs Up“at first i wasn't so sure about it but i'm glad i finished it because i did come to enjoy it. it's pretty slice of life and slow paced, and i liked that about it. you really want to root for casey and hope things turn out alright for her. it also made me want to write more, so that's not nothing.”
Likable charactersRelatable charactersEasy to readWitty banterRealistic settingComing of age
Slightly Smiling Face
Likable charactersEasy to readRealistic settingThought-provoking

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