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Ada Public Library KOS (Text) 33500012728515 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library KOS (Text) 33500012728523 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0062696769
  • ISBN: 9780062696762
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N. Y. : HarperCollins, [2018]

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In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham's star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald's career is slowly drowning in booze. But the once-famous author, desperate to make money penning scripts for the silver screen, is charismatic enough to attract the gorgeous Miss Graham, a woman who exposes the secrets of others while carefully guarding her own. Like Fitzgerald's hero Jay Gatsby, Graham has meticulously constructed a life far removed from the poverty of her childhood in London's slums. And like Gatsby, the onetime guttersnipe learned early how to use her charms to become a hardworking success; she is feted and feared by both the movie studios and their luminaries. A notorious drunk famously married to the doomed Zelda, Fitzgerald fell hard for his "Shielah" (he never learned to spell her name), a shrewd yet softhearted woman--both a fool for love and nobody's fool--who would stay with him and help revive his career until his tragic death three years later. Working from Sheilah's memoirs, interviews, and letters, Sally Koslow revisits their scandalous love affair and Graham's dramatic transformation in London, bringing Graham and Fitzgerald gloriously to life with the color, glitter, magic, and passion of 1930s Hollywood.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 April #2
    When Sheilah Graham meets F. Scott Fitzgerald, he is still married to the institutionalized Zelda, and his brilliant career has sunk into obscurity. But the two hit it off immediately, and begin an intense love affair. Sheilah is new to Hollywood journalism, and she's kept quiet about her childhood of deprivation, striving to remake herself like Scott's character Gatsby. Scott sees star potential in her and embarks on a plan to correct her lack of education. He also looks to her for the vigor he needs to resuscitate his writing. But a drinking binge is never far away, and each immersion makes him more abusive. While Sheilah finds it increasingly difficult to forgive Scott, it is even more difficult for her to leave him; nothing, not the storms of scandal or the danger of violence, will tear her away from him until his death. Koslow (The Widow Waltz, 2013) draws on primary sources to lend authenticity to this romantic yet disturbingly rough relationship in a novel that will attract high interest with its iconic subjects. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 > Fiction.
Graham, Sheilah > Fiction.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott) 1896-1940 > Fiction.
Graham, Sheilah > Fiction.
Nineteen thirties > Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Fiction.
Authors, American > Fiction.
Gossip columnists > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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