Book Group leader Alice Moody leads a discussion of one of The Book Stall's best-selling novels of the summer, Writers & Lovers, by Lily King. Buy it here.
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About the book:
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.
"Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life." --Madeline Miller, author of Circe
"Gorgeous!"-- Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge
Writers & Lovers is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other. I found myself reading slowly, underlining phrases, wanting to linger in the world of this novel. Her insights about love -- how it is elusive and ineffable -- and about grief -- how it is something that you live inside -- took my breath away." --Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World
About our host:
Alice Moody is a book group facilitator with extensive experience leading book discussions at independent bookstores, community centers, private homes, and other venues. She believes in the power of books to build connections and broaden our understanding of humanity. Learn more about Alice and her company Between the Covers on this website.
If you learn about a book via this program, please buy it from The Book Stall!
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.