Five Tuesdays in Winter (Hardcover)
November 2021 Indie Next List
“I was hooked from the first delightful and strange story in this new collection by the brilliant Lily King. Her focus is razor sharp and her storytelling pierces the heart. A great follow up to Writers & Lovers.”
— Jamie Southern, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC
A beautiful collection of ten short stories that explore love and the desire for connection in its many forms: a mother on holiday with her sullen teenager, a bookstore owner in love with his employee, a grandfather sitting by the bedside of his comatosed granddaughter. This book made me feel as though I was peeking into the lives of friends in their most intimate moments. For those who loved her previous book, Writers & Lovers, this endearing collection won't disappoint.
Also, a brilliant ending.— From Claire's Picks
"Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book." --Ann Patchett
By the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria comes a masterful new collection of short stories
Lily King, one of the most "brilliant" (New York Times Book Review), "wildly talented" (Chicago Tribune), and treasured authors of contemporary fiction, returns after her recent bestselling novels with Five Tuesdays in Winter, her first book of short fiction.
Told in the intimate voices of complex, endearing characters, Five Tuesdays in Winter intriguingly subverts expectations as it explores desire, loss, jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. Two college roommates have a devastating middle-aged reunion. A proud old man rages powerlessly in his granddaughter's hospital room. A writer receives a visit from all the men who have tried to suppress her voice.
Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, this wide-ranging collection of ten selected stories by one of our most accomplished chroniclers of the human heart is an exciting addition to Lily King's oeuvre of acclaimed fiction.