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Five Tuesdays in Winter brings together stories published earlier in her career in literary magazines such as Ploughshares, One Story, and the Harvard Review with new, never, or soon-to-be published stories.
Exploring favorite themes in her singular, spare and compact style, King intimately depicts the inner lives of families and lovers in these intergenerational tales exploring womanhood, loss, and the intricacies of human connection, whether between old friends and new, in childhood and old age, between mothers and daughters, all searching for meaning and home.
These stories span two decades of King's career as a writer and have been revised for this curated collection.
"Thanks for another great read. Each story is like a rocket ship to wherever [King] wants to take us–funny, jarring, unvarnished moments that resonate to the bone. Just beautiful....A terrific read." –Paula Cooper Hughes, discerning copy-editor
King's most recent book, Writers & Lovers was an instant New York Times bestseller, and earned rapturous reviews, and was selected for the Today Show's #ReadingWithJenna book club, Emma Roberts' Belletrist book club, and The New York Times Book Review Group Text book club.
Sold in all formats close to 200,000 copies in the US and (including the UK, Germany, Canada) over 300,000 worldwide.
Five Tuesdays in Winter will appeal to fans of The Lucky Ones by Rachel Cusk, Birds of America by Lorrie Moore, The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie, Sing to It by Amy Hempel, Jennifer Egan's Emerald City, The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, Runaway by Alice Munro, Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh, and fans of Sally Rooney, Ann Patchett, Tessa Hadley, and Emma Cline.
Writers & Lovers was one of the Top 10 Books of 2020 for The Washington Post, People, Los Angeles Times, and NPR's "Fresh Air" with Maureen Corrigan.
Writers & Lovers was an Indie Next Pick, a New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2020, and selected for Best of 2020 lists by Kirkus, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Guardian, Marie Claire, Vulture, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Amazon Book Review, the Chicago Public Library and New York Public Library.
Her breakout New York Times bestselling novel Euphoria (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) was a New York Times Top 10, won the Kirkus Prize, the New England Book Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.