Five Tuesdays in Winter (Hardback)
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Five Tuesdays in Winter (Hardback)

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Published: 20/01/2022
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Waterstones Says

From the author of former Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month Writers and Lovers comes a sparkling collection of ten short stories focused on the hopes, dreams and heartaches of supremely well-drawn characters.

For the first time ever, Lily King collects ten of her finest short stories, opening fresh realms of discovery for avid and new readers alike.

Told in the intimate voices of unique and endearing characters of all ages, these tales explore desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A bookseller's unspoken love for his employee rises to the surface, a neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students hired to housesit, a girl's loss of innocence at the hands of her employer's son becomes a catalyst for strength and confidence, and a proud nonagenarian rages helplessly in his granddaughter's hospital room. Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, some even slipping into the surreal, these stories are, above all, about King's enduring subject of love.

Lily King's literary mastery, her spare and stunning prose, and her gift for creating lasting and treasured characters is on full display in this curated selection of short fiction. Five Tuesdays in Winter showcases an exhilarating new form for this extraordinarily gifted author writing at the height of her career.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529086478
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 225 x 143 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book - Ann Patchett

Lily King is one of my long-time literary heroes . . . masterful, surprising, and satisfying - Madeline Miller, author of Circe

Each masterful story reminds us that King is one of our finest cartographers of the human heart - Esquire

These are stories of outsiders finding their people, of new perspectives, and they place King . . . as one of our great short-story writers - Vogue

Intimate and revealing, this is an honest and insightful collection - Observer

Vivid! Moving! Immersive! - Marian Keyes

Five Tuesdays In Winter perfectly captures those intense, defining moments in people’s lives without ever veering into melodrama or mawkishness. - Red Magazine

King dives into the emotional worlds of her characters whole-hog, her wry humour ensuring that tenderness never veers into sentimentality . . . it is the exquisite attention with which King articulates all that roils inside us that secures her place in the contemporary canon - Financial Times

Superb . . . Ten raw and insightful stories of the heart from the acclaimed novelist, from a babysitter’s loss of innocence to a nonagenarian at his granddaughter’s hospital bedside - i

Endearing, vulnerable characters . . . clever, charming short stories - Daily Mail

Love in all its forms is placed under the microscope in this typically forensic collection of short stories from the fabulously sharp, uncompromising American novelist Lily King - Metro

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“Beautifully told.”

I’ve read King’s novels “Writers and Lovers” and “Euphoria”. This is the first collection of her short stories. They show us how good she is capturing unusual, innovative, sometime sad, sometimes happy, situations... More

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“Moving and enjoyable short story collection”

This is a collection of short stories that are a pleasure to read. Some of them are moving, some are thoughtful and some are sad but they are all enjoyable to read. I especially enjoyed the moving story of German... More

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“Nostalgic short stories”

* I received a free copy of this novel to review from Net Galley*

Firstly if you haven’t read Lily King’s Writers and Lovers add it to your reading list - it’s one of my favourite books of the last few years. This... More

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