Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
By Therese Anne Fowler
Why this book?
Zelda Fitzgerald was one half of literature’s power couple in 1920s America. She finally gets the artistic credit she deserves in Fowler’s examination of her complex marriage with F. Scott Fitzgerald. I especially enjoyed that this novel doesn’t shy away from representing Zelda’s flaws, even as it seeks to reject the two-dimensional stereotype of the ultimate flapper that many readers will be familiar with. Here’s to seeing more nuanced, and at times unlikeable, women protagonists in historical fiction!
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