Five Tuesdays in Winter

Lily King

26 January 2023
240 pages


‘Moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart’ – Ann Patchett
‘Masterful, surprising, and satisfying’ – Madeline Miller

The stunning short story collection from the bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria

A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. A widow whisks her daughter away for a holiday she can barely afford, desperate to help the two of them grieve. A neglected teenage boy finds much-needed nurturing from an unlikely pair of college students. A proud man rages helplessly at his granddaughter’s hospital bedside. A writer receives a visit from all of the men who have tried to suppress her voice.

The romantic but brutally raw stories in Five Tuesdays in Winter explore desire, heartache, moments of shocking cruelty and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. This profoundly tender collection confirms Lily King as one of our most beloved chroniclers of the human heart.

‘Vivid, moving, immersive’ – Marian Keyes

‘Intimate and revealing, unflinchingly honest and insightful’ – The Observer

‘Exquisite’ – Financial Times

Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book
Lily King is one of my long-time literary heroes . . . masterful, surprising, and satisfying
Each masterful story reminds us that King is one of our finest cartographers of the human heart