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Writers & Lovers: A Novel

Written by:
Lily King
Narrated by:
Stacey Glemboski

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2020
8 hours 14 minutes
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“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

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 has 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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‘love interests’ were not interesting at all, casey needed therapy from page 1

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I really loved this book. It was thoughtful, detailed, and had more than one part that I could entirely relate to.

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Benjamin S.

These are mundane scattered tales with nothing to do with each other except the first person narrator. This was like that really awful blind date with a self-indulged vacuous wannabe artist who can't finish a thought much less an actual art piece.

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I felt like the story was too long and too drawn out

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