Rediscover: Five Tuesdays in Winter

Last year, novelist Lily King's first short story collection, Five Tuesdays in Winter, was published by Grove Press. A Shelf Awareness review of these "10 stories of love and longing, coming-of-age and declining, friendship and families" called the book "a richly rewarding experience" with "crisply descriptive prose" and an "optimistic perspective." These tales track a wide variety of characters--a neglected teenager nurtured by college students, a grandfather with a comatose granddaughter, a bookseller smitten with his part-time employee, a pregnant writer contending with all the men who have ever silenced her voice--all steered toward love, even amid tragic circumstances. Five Tuesdays in Winter was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Kirkus and was a finalist for the Story Prize.

The paperback version of Five Tuesdays in Winter was released on November 1, 2022. On November 8, Grove Press published new editions of two of Lily King's previous novels: The English Teacher (2005) and Father of the Rain (2010), both with new covers. The English Teacher, about a mother's impulsive marriage to a widower, won the Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year. Father of the Rain, which explores a volatile father-daughter relationship over several decades, won the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction. King is also the author of Writers & Lovers (2020) and Euphoria (2014), which won the Kirkus Prize for Fiction and the New England Book Award for Fiction. --Tobias Mutter

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