Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flapper at the party: Sophia

Fellow blogger, Sophia, lounges on a nearby chaise while some bimbo dishes out some dirt on Zelda.

That's baloney! Sophia exclaims.

She knows better than to listen to that louse. Anyhow, he's zozzled.

LEARN more about Zelda here...

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Therese Anne Fowler

"I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we’re ruined, Look closer…and you’ll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed."

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner’s, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes.

What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.

Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby’s parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott’s, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.

PeekAbook: audiobook excerpt

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 31, 2013

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. ADD this book to your Goodreads Want To Read list.

Or on Shelfari if you prefer.


Tweet about this giveaway.

2. TELL me what you did in comments.
AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source: for Flapper guest Sophia

_.oO0- Flappers at Floyd's schedule -0Oo._


  1. I love it. You make me feel like I'm there. I keep waiting for installments. You've hooked me shug!

  2. tweet;

  3. My dress looks so pretty for your post, Velvet! Thanks so much for including my flapper day dress. This is such an amusing series of posts.

    I posted on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and I added the book to Shelfari.

    This book sounds fab. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  4. Added to Goodreads

    I'm loving this party.


  5. Ooooh... sounds fantastic! Added to GR.


  6. I added this book to my Goodreads. It sounds fantastic! I haven't read anything on Zelda Fitzgerald before.
    Thank you for this giveaway! :D

  7. I added to my GR shelf!

  8. Added to Goodreads shelf:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Amber Terry-

  9. added to goodreads -

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  10. also tweeted -

  11. Added on GRs as Kristia Miltiadou and tweeted:
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  12. I tweeted. :)

    Thank you.

  13. I added this to my Goodreads shelf and I'm off to tweet now. @patricia_sands

    psands (dot) stories (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Thanks for the great giveaway. I tweeted:



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