BookBrowse Reviews Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King

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Five Tuesdays in Winter

by Lily King

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Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2021, 240 pages

    Paperback:
    Nov 1, 2022, 256 pages

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Lily King's first short story collection, set mostly in New England in the second half of the 20th century, contains love stories, coming-of-age narratives and a couple of fantastical tales.

Lily King's two recent novels Euphoria and Writers & Lovers could hardly be more different: one has anthropologists doing fieldwork in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s and the other is about a grief-stricken waitress and aspiring novelist choosing between two suitors in the late 1990s. But the author's attention to the intricacies of human relationships connects them. That same intimate understanding of emotions and interactions underlies Five Tuesdays in Winter, King's first short story collection. Some of the stories are romantic, others are retrospective coming-of-age narratives and a few tip over into subtle magic realism. Most are set in New England (see Beyond the Book), but the time and place varies from the 1960s to the present day and from Maine to northern Europe.

In the title piece, Mitchell is a slightly misanthropic secondhand bookstore owner in his early 40s. His wife left ...

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