Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM
A Cappella Books on Zoom
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.
A Cappella Books welcomes the bestselling author for a special virtual event in honor of the paperback release of her acclaimed latest effort, "Writers & Lovers." King will appear in conversation with Atlanta’s own Susan Rebecca White, author of “We Are All Good People Here.”
This program is free and open to the public.
A Cappella Books will have copies of “Writers & Lovers” available after the event. Pre-order via the link below. At checkout, choose between the local delivery, curbside pick-up, or shipping options. For zip codes not listed in the above banner, select curbside pick-up or USPS shipping.
At checkout, choose between the local delivery, curbside pick-up, or shipping options. For zip codes not listed in the above banner, select curbside pick-up or USPS shipping.
About the Book
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.
About the Authors
Lily King’s novel "Father of The Rain" (2010) was a New York Times Editors Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction and the Maine Fiction Award. "The English Teacher" (2005) won the Maine Fiction Award, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year and a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year. Her first novel, "The Pleasing Hour" (1999), won the B&N Discover Award, was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. King is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award. She lives with her husband and children in Maine.
Susan Rebecca White is the author of four novels: “Bound South,” “A Soft Place to Land,” “A Place at the Table,” and “We Are All Good People Here.” A graduate of Brown University and the MFA program at Hollins University, Susan has taught creative writing at Hollins, Emory, SCAD, and Mercer University, where she was the Ferrol A. Sams, Jr. Distinguished Chair of English Writer-in-Residence. An Atlanta native, Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.