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Short Story Group
January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library’s virtual Short Story Discussion group resumes its meetings this January with two selections from Lily King’s 2021 collection Five Tuesdays in Winter. King is known as a “wildly talented” writer and in this first collection of short fiction, 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.
We will discuss two pieces from King’s collection- the title piece “Five Tuesdays in Winter” and “South.”