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Lily King

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Lily King is an American novelist. She studied at the University of North Carolina, and Syracuse University. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and Glimmer Train. She lived with her family in Maine; they live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Lily King recommends
The Last Cruise (2018)
Kate Christensen
"A smart, fast-paced adventure story, two poignant love stories, and a shrewd and chilling warning to us all. What is not to love about The Last Cruise?"
Elsey Come Home (2019)
Susan Conley
"Elsey’s voice is a triumph. It sings. The writing is exquisite and tells the story of someone who has lost herself to the point that the pain in her life threatens to divide her from the people she loves most. There is so much at stake here, and even the small moments resonate. I loved, loved this novel."
Late in the Day (2019)
Tessa Hadley
"Few writers have been as important to me as Tessa Hadley."
Dear Edward (2020)
Ann Napolitano
"I loved Dear Edward so, so much. It made me laugh and weep. So many times I had to stop after reading a paragraph to acknowledge the beauty of Ann Napolitano’s writing. In Edward, his friend Shay, and the passengers on the airplane, Napolitano offers unforgettable characters, people you know you will miss after you’ve turned the book’s last page. Magnificent!"
My Dark Vanessa (2020)
Kate Elizabeth Russell
"My Dark Vanessa is a harrowing triumph. Complex, smart, and utterly riveting from start to finish, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s debut novel cracks open assumptions and clichés, and delivers a layered, nuanced narrative that is vital for a more thorough understanding of the extent and longevity of the damage wrought by sexual abuse. Be prepared for a pit in your stomach, a lump in your throat, and reading late into the night."
Animal Spirit (2020)
Francesca Marciano
"I love Francesca Marciano's work so much. Every story grabs you by the collar and doesn't let you go until its last glorious sentence. Each one reads like a short perfect novel. She is brilliant. Please read this book immediately!"
The Gretchen Question (2020)
Jessica Treadway
"The Gretchen Question is a powerful and emotional ride with disorienting, satisfying turns and a stunning end. Treadway is masterful."
The Vietri Project (2021)
Nicola DeRobertis-Theye
"The Vietri Project is a riveting, shifting quest, an evocative trip to Rome, and a beautiful portrayal of the ways you need to return to the past in order to move forward. A great delight from start to finish."
When Ghosts Come Home (2021)
Wiley Cash
"Taut, tense, and tender—this novel hits every note. I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end."
Small Things Like These (2021)
Claire Keegan
"Small Things Like These is a hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time. Claire Keegan’s sentences make my heart pound and my knees buckle and I will always read everything she writes."

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