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About Lily King
Lily King grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.A. in English Literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. She has taught English and Creative Writing at several universities and high schools in this country and abroad.
Lily’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour (1999) won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Her third novel, Father of the Rain (2010), was a New York Times Editors Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year and winner of both the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Maine Fiction Award. Lily's new novel, Euphoria, was released in June 2014. It has drawn significant acclaim so far, being named an Amazon Book of the Month, on the Indie Next List, and hitting numerous summer reading lists from The Boston Globe to O Magazine and USA Today. Reviewed on the cover of The New York Times, Emily Eakin called Euphoria, “a taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace.”
Lily is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Whiting Writer's Award. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Ploughshares and Glimmer Train, as well as in several anthologies.
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‘Moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart’ – Ann Patchett
‘Masterful, surprising, and satisfying’ – Madeline Miller
The stunning short story collection from the bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria
A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. A widow whisks her daughter away for a holiday she can barely afford, desperate to help the two of them grieve. A neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students. A proud man rages helplessly at his granddaughter’s hospital bedside. A writer receives a visit from all of the men who have tried to suppress her voice.
The romantic but brutally raw stories in Five Tuesdays in Winter explore desire, heartache, moments of shocking cruelty and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. This profoundly tender collection confirms Lily King as one of our most beloved chroniclers of the human heart.
‘Vivid, moving, immersive’ – Marian Keyes
‘Intimate and revealing, unflinchingly honest and insightful’ – The Observer
‘Exquisite’ – Financial Times
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Funny and heartbreaking, Writers & Lovers by Lily King is the bitingly clever story of Casey, a young writer who has lost her direction in life, until two men step into her world and offer her two very different futures.
The New York Times Bestseller
‘Captivating, potent, incisive, and wise’ – Madeline Miller, author of Circe
‘Extremely funny’ – Sunday Times
Recently out of a devastating love affair and mourning the loss of her beloved mum, Casey is lost. The novel she has been writing for six years isn’t going anywhere, her debt is soaring, and at thirty-one, with all her friends getting married and having kids, she feels too old for things to be this way.
Then she meets Silas. He is kind, handsome, interested. But only a few weeks later, Oscar – older, fascinating, troubled – walks into her life, his two boys in tow. Suddenly Casey finds herself at the point of a love triangle, torn between two very different relationships that promise two very different futures. And she’s still got to write that book . . .
‘Suffused with hopefulness and kindness’ – Ann Patchett
‘Exquisite’ – Sunday Telegraph
‘Funny and immensely clever’ – Tessa Hadley
‘Beautiful . . . Reading the book feels like waiting for clouds to break – a kind of gorgeous agony’ – Guardian
‘I loved this book’ – Curtis Sittenfeld
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The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller
From the author of Writers & Lovers, Euphoria is Lily King’s gripping novel inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world.
‘Pretty much perfect’ – Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Rodham
In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work; her intelligent but aggressive husband Fen, who is uneasy with her success; and Andrew Bankson, who stumbles into the lives of this strange couple and becomes totally enthralled by Nell. Within months the trio are producing their best ever work, but soon a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy begins to burn out of control, threatening their bonds, their careers and, ultimately, their lives . . .
‘Lily King is one of our great literary treasures’ – Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles
‘Dazzling’ – Emma Donoghue, author of Room
‘Taut, witty, fiercely intelligent . . . a love triangle in extremis’ – The New York Times
A Chicago Tribune and Publishers Weekly Best Novel
Fifteen years ago, English teacher Vida Avery arrived alone and pregnant at the elite Fayer Academy. Living on the campus off the coast of New England, she worked to become a beloved fixture of the school—and to shelter herself and her son, Peter, from a painful secret she left behind.
Then she accepts the impulsive marriage proposal of ardent widower Tom Belou, and the prescribed life Vida has constructed begins to come apart. As Peter bonds with Tom and his new stepsiblings, Vida retreats further into the books she teaches. To embrace life and a chance at happiness, she will have to face the nightmares of her former self—and shed the pain she has held onto for far too long.
Following her multiple award-winning debut, The Pleasing Hour, Lily King has written a “domestic drama with the adrenalin-fueled beating heart of a thriller” (Elle).
“King is a wonderfully engaging writer who creates characters and situations we can’t resist.” —The Washington Post
A New York Times Notable Book
Young, inexperienced, and fleeing a terrible personal loss, Rosie—the new au pair to the Tivot family estate in France—finds herself ill at ease when trying to connect with Nicole, the cool, distant, and beautifully polished mother of the three children she cares for. There is something about the woman that both fascinates and unnerves Rosie.
The same is true of the rest of the Tivot clan. Nicole’s dissatisfied husband, Marc, and their children all seem to be caught in an unending struggle against each other for love and acceptance. Only when Rosie is sent to care for Nicole’s now-elderly guardian—the storyteller of the family’s secrets—does she finally discover the truth. There, Rosie will learn of a past darkened by war, duplicity, and a tragedy that still resonates in the Tivot’s lives . . .
With this novel of family, betrayal, and the naïveté of youth, Lily King has spun a story that is “powerful . . . splendid . . . [and all] so assured that it’s hard to believe the book itself is her debut” (The New York Times Book Review).
“Expertly constructed, full of surprises, superbly paced and sweetly sad, King’s book hardly reads like a first novel.” —Publishers Weekly
Aturdida por la repentina muerte de su madre y destrozada tras una aventura amorosa, Casey Peabody llega a Massachusetts en el verano de 1997 sin un plan en mente. La única correspondencia que recibe son invitaciones de boda y notificaciones de deudas.
Casey, que una vez fue una niña prodigio del golf, ahora trabaja de camarera en un restaurante de Harvard Square y alquila una pequeña habitación donde se dedica a escribir una novela, a la que ha estado abocada desde hace seis años.
A sus treinta y un años, sigue aferrándose a un ideal que muchos de sus amigos ya han abandonado: la intención de vivir de su creatividad. Y cuando se enamora de dos hombres completamente opuestos al mismo tiempo, su mundo se fractura todavía más. La lucha de Casey por mantener el equilibrio entre sus ambiciones creativas y las demandas de su vida personal la llevan a límites impensados.
Escritores y amantes nos presenta a una protagonista inteligente y tremendamente vulnerable que vive los últimos coletazos de juventud, un momento en el que cada aspecto de su vida atraviesa una crisis.
Escrita con el humor, la sensibilidad y la inteligencia característicos de King, es una novela cautivadora que explora el estimulante y vertiginoso salto entre el final de una etapa y el comienzo de otra.
"Euforia" es la emocionante historia de un triángulo amoroso en uno de los paisajes más exóticos del mundo, y también es un relato extraordinario sobre los orígenes de la antropología como disciplina de investigación.
A mediados de los años treinta del siglo pasado, tres antropólogos coinciden en Nueva Guinea donde llevan a cabo un trabajo de campo. Uno de ellos, Bankson, un inglés marcado por una infancia desastrosa, se enamorará de Nell, la norteamericana que viaja con su marido Fen para realizar una investigación. El conflicto se detonará progresivamente, la confianza dará paso a los celos, los celos al odio y el odio a la desesperación.
Lily King recrea un turbulento episodio de la vida de la polémica antropóloga Margaret Mead, toma los perfiles tres personajes reales y los sitúa en un paisaje que compartieron dando forma a una trama intensa, adictiva e ingeniosa. Euforia fue uno de los 10 mejores libros de The New York Times en 2014.
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WRITERS & LOVERS
Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who's beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life negotiating her parents' conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiner's basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley is stretched thinly across it.
As she reaches adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father's fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own life - until he hits rock bottom. Lured home by the dream of getting her father sober, Daley risks everything she's found beyond him, including her new love, Jonathan, in an attempt to repair a trust broken years ago.
**Winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction**
**Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year**
**New York Times Editors' Choice**
**O Magazine and Marie Claire Summer Reading pick**
**Amazon.com Best Book of the Month**