november, 2021

09nov6:30 pm7:30 pmLily King launch of Five Tuesdays In Winter6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Event Details

Please join Mechanics’ Hall, Print: A Bookstore, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance in welcoming acclaimed author Lily King for the launch of her new collection, Five Tuesdays In Winter.

This hybrid event is offered with limited in-person seating and will be streamed for virtual ticket holders. Tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite; ticket sales will not be available at the door. Tickets are $37 for in-person and $32 for streaming. Both in-person and streaming tickets include a print copy of Five Tuesdays In Winter; in-person ticket holders will pick up their books upon entry, and virtual ticket holders will receive their signed copy in the mail after the event. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Doors open at 6:00pm and the event will start at 6:30. Please visit our visit us page for our current masking and vaccination requirements.

Lily King, one of the most “brilliant” (New York Times Book Review), “wildly talented” (Chicago Tribune), and treasured authors of contemporary fiction, returns after her recent bestselling novels with Five Tuesdays in Winter, her first book of short fiction.

Told in the intimate voices of complex, endearing characters, Five Tuesdays in Winter intriguingly subverts expectations as it explores desire, loss, jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. Two college roommates have a devastating middle-aged reunion. A proud old man rages powerlessly in his granddaughter’s hospital room. A writer receives a visit from all the men who have tried to suppress her voice.

Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, this wide-ranging collection of ten selected stories by one of our most accomplished chroniclers of the human heart is an exciting addition to Lily King’s oeuvre of acclaimed fiction.

Lily King is The New York Times bestselling author of five novels: The Pleasing Hour (1999), The English Teacher (2005), Father of the Rain (2010), Euphoria (2014), and Writers & Lovers (2020). Her story collection, Five Tuesdays in Winter, will be published in November 2021. Her work has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Kirkus Prize, the New England Book Award for Fiction (twice), The Maine Fiction Award (twice), a Whiting Award, and the B&N Discover Award. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway. Lily lives in Portland, Maine.

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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