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Writers & Lovers: A Novel de Lily King
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Writers & Lovers: A Novel (edição: 2020)

de Lily King (Autor)

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#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts' Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: 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'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. 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.… (mais)
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Título:Writers & Lovers: A Novel
Autores:Lily King (Autor)
Informação:Grove Press (2020), 320 pages
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Casey Peabody is a struggling writer, reeling over the sudden death of her mother some six month before the novel begins, burdened by crushing student debt and maxed-out credit cards, and recently having broken up with her boyfriend; she is adrift and somewhat depressed. But she does have a reasonably steady job as a waitress at a high-end Boston-area restaurant, and an affordably priced “apartment” in the potting shed of her brother’s friend’s estate. And she has her mornings free to write.

I really liked this book. I loved how Casey looked at the people and events in her life. She had a writer’s way of observing things and recalling them, using descriptions that I just would never think of but that were spot on to give me a real sense of being there with her. I liked her best friend, Muriel, who encourages, pushes, advises and believes in Casey. I liked how King gives her two possible romantic interests … neither of which is perfect, but each of whom has qualities I’d want in a partner.

I liked that Casey, despite all her difficulties, has a strong sense of her own self, and stands up for herself against bullying co-workers and misogynistic bosses. I also like her cautious approach to romance. She wants what she wants and she’s not willing to compromise. Still, Casey’s life seems in a bit of a downward spiral, and I worry that she’ll never see her way out of her troubles and find a true path to success. That makes the ending – which is close to HEA – easier to bear, because I really did want to cheer for her.

The only thing that bothered me was the technique that initially enthralled me. It was the way Casey described things – with metaphors and similes I would not have thought of but which seems absolutely perfect. That is until I began to notice this writing style and to feel, “Okay, that’s enough of that cleverness, I got the picture already.” It’s really a small quibble. ( )
  BookConcierge | Sep 22, 2021 |
Sheer fun and also thoughtful - liked this so much! I’m glad this was featured on Words & Whimsy this month, because I’ve wanted to scoop it up since my friend Katie 🌸recommended it. First of all, the 1997 setting in Cambridge/Boston was a familiar treat! Casey is a fabulous heroine, smart and determined abd also intensely aware of her emotions, including grief. There’s a great backup cast and some cute boys also, and I love the backdrop of restaurant life. This is my first Lily King book and I’ll definitely read more.
  starlight-glimmer | Sep 5, 2021 |
Great short read. Depressing at first but uplifting in the end. Well written. Highly recommend. ( )
  scoene | Jul 13, 2021 |
this feels mean, but - it made me feel things, it made me cry, but I didn't really enjoy the experience. Excellent job getting me into a sad woman's headspace. ( )
  ansate | Jul 11, 2021 |
This book was my second Book of the Month selection, chosen because out of the five books offered, this one sounded the most promising to me. Well, it's clear that Lily King is a decent writer -- but I found the story completely uninteresting in any sense. A writer on the verge of a nervous break-down, being evicted from her living situation (a shed basically on someone's well-to-do property), working as a waitress, and mourning the loss of her mother must choose between 2 potential love interests. Just... meh. I would have felt like I wasted my money if I had bought this at full cover price. As it is, the Book of the Month was a gift and so far I've read 5 even though I've had the subscription for a year and a half. (Most months I simply skip because nothing grabs me.) I can't say I'm super impressed with the selections. It isn't that the writing is bad, but none of them except one, is a book I'd ever read again or even recommend to someone else. ( )
  Marse | Jun 27, 2021 |
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#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts' Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: 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'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. 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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