"Therese Anne Fowler has written a heartfelt novel about a woman out of her time, a woman whose talents were unsung, and she has brought a new understanding to a story we thought we knew." -Shelf Awareness
I've already mentioned how excited I am for Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler to hit your shelves in March just before Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" hits the big screen in May. Well today's Maximum Shelf features Z, the semi-fictional, semi-biographical account of the fabulous adventures of Zelda Sayre.
During the interview Fowler says,
"Zelda was a product of all that she had learned and internalized. Being brought up as a wealthy and beautiful Southern belle was hardly the road to making a stand for herself. She didn't know the depth of her interest in the arts--writing, dance and fine art--until she became involved in each of them. She has been badly misrepresented as a person. I wanted to get her story straight."
Read the full novel summary, review, and interview with Therese Anne Fowler on ShelfAwareness.com.
And take a look at reading guru Vik all dolled up in flapper-wear (right)!
Also, see this note from Janet Lockhart from Readers Services at Wake County Public Library on the holds in her library:
Z: NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD by Therese Fowler.Hist fiction that's already piling up the holds here.Hemingway's in it too. #ewgc
— Janet Lockhart (@HartGami) February 5, 2013
She previously said,
— Janet Lockhart (@HartGami) January 25, 2013
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald will be available in March from St. Martin's Press.