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The author of the acclaimed international bestseller The Late, Lamented Molly Marx imaginatively brings to life the shocking affair of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his longtime lover, Sheilah Graham, in this dazzling novel of romance, celebrity, and Gatsby-esque self-creation in 1930s Hollywood.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 Scott'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 feted and feared by both the movie studios and their luminaries.A notorious drunk famously married to the doomed "crazy Zelda," Fitzgerald fell hard for his "Shielah" (he never learned to spell her name) , a shrewd yet soft-hearted 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 diaries and other primary sources from the time, Sally Koslow revisits their scandalous love affair, bringing Graham and Scott gloriously alive in this compelling page-turner saturated with the color, glitter, magic, and passion of 1930s Hollywood and Sheilah's dramatic transformation in London.



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Sally Koslow

?Sally Koslow is the author of the biographical novel, ANOTHER SIDE OF PARADISE, also published in France and Bulgaria. Called "stylish, vibrant and colorful" by Kirkus Reviews and "intoxicating" by Publisher's Weekly, this book explores the life of Sheilah Graham, an early Hollywood gossip columnist and lover of F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose career she helped to resurrect. Koslow has been a featured speaker at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society's annual conference held in Toulouse, France, THE WIDOW WALTZ, her fourth novel, was praised by Library Journal, calling it "page-turning" and "well-written." Sally's second novel, THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY MARX, became an international bestseller as well as a Book Pick by Target, who selected her third novel, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE, as an Emerging Writer Book. Her debut novel, LITTLE PINK SLIPS, was inspired by her long career as the editor-in-chief of iconic McCall's Magazine. Her books have been published in fifteen countries. All are available on Kindle as well as audiobooks.Sally contributes essays and articles to prominent magazines, newspapers, and websites, including The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, The Boston Globe, Good Housekeeping, The Forward, AARP Magazine, and Reader's Digest. She works independently with aspiring writers to help them polish their manuscripts and book proposals.To arrange a book club visit, inquire about independent writing coaching, or just to say hello, please contact Sally via her website: www.sallykoslow.com, on Twitter: @sallykoslow, through her Facebook Author Page, that she hopes you'll "like," and as spkoslow on Instagram.Sally lives in Manhattan but humbly brags that she is from Fargo, North Dakota. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met her husband. They are the proud parents of two sons.



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