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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."
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."

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