I love books about writers.
I love historical fiction.
And I love anything set in the flapper-fabulous period of the 1920s.
So this could be my perfect read.
It’s a beautifully written fictional account of Zelda Fitzgerald and her infamous antics with the love of her life, the equally infamous F Scott Fitzgerald.
And it’s on my list of Books For Writers because it’s an inspiring story about what it takes to be a writer and pursue the writing life.
It’s also an insight into what it’s like to live and love a writer. (Which may help us feel a little more empathy for our own loved ones.)
As proof of how much I enjoyed reading this book, I wished I hadn’t taken it with me on my 40th Birthday Trip to Paris – because it was distracting me too much.
All wanted to do was hide away in a cafe and catch up with Zelda and Scott and the Murphys and the Hemingways.
So, I highly recommend Z, if you love historical fiction, or any kind of fiction.
And if you don’t – this would be a great read to tempt you back to the joy of stories…
“To steady myself, I wrote and I wrote and I wrote.”
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~from Z; A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald