Friday, January 23, 2015

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

"Zelda" is a selection this year for the library's book clubs.  We were interested to read it because we read "The Paris Wife" a fictionalized account of Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway's first wife.

Zelda Fitzgerald was Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald, who famously wrote "The Great Gatsby" among many other things.  All I knew about Zelda prior to reading this book is that she died in an asylum.

I enjoyed the book and thought it was well written, but when reading even a fictionalized account of real person, I always hope that what I'm reading is based on truth.  Sadly, this book is truly a fictionalized account of Scott and Zelda's lives.

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