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“Fowler expertly depicts the rapture of the couple’s early love, and later, the bullying and sickness that drove them apart…Z zips along addictively.” —Entertainment Weekly
“[A] richly imagined novel…Here [Zelda’s] touching story is also fascinating and funny, it animates an entire era.” —People
“A gorgeously rendered piece of literary entertainment, not a biography but rather a love story set in the Jazz Age.” —The Daily News
"A tender, intimate exploration of a complicated woman." —Library Journal
“Fowler’s Zelda is all we would expect and more…once she meets the handsome Scott, her life takes off on an arc of indulgence and decadence that still causes us to shake our heads in wonder…soirées with Picasso and his mistress, with Cole Porter and his wife, with Gerald and Sara Murphy, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ezra Pound and Jean Cocteau. Scott’s friendship with Hemingway verges on a love affair—at least it’s close enough to one to make Zelda jealous. Ultimately, both of these tragic, pathetic and grand characters are torn apart by their inability to love or leave each other. Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Fowler renders rich period detal in this portrayal of a fascinating woman both blessed—and cursed—by fame." —Booklist
"With lyrical prose, Fowler's Z beautifully portrays the frenzied lives of, and complicated relationship between, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald...This is a novel that will open readers' minds to the life of an often misunderstood woman—one not easily forgotten." —RT Book Reviews
"A novel that is as heartbreaking as it is mesmerizing. About love, desire, betrayal, and one extraordinary woman struggling to shine in the world—even as the one she loves best is drawing the shades. Just magnificent." —Caroline Leavitt
"A wonderfully engaging read. With crisp dialogue and vivid descriptions, Z delivers both a compelling love story and a poignant tale of a woman coming into her own as an artist." —Heidi W. Durrow
"An utterly engrossing portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald and the legendary circles in which she moved. In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, Therese Anne Fowler shines a light on Zelda instead of her more famous husband, providing both justice and the voice she struggled to have heard in her lifetime." —Sara Gruen
I thought this book was very well written, very informative, and an extremely enjoyable read!
The latest I've read, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, was a wonderful look at F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife.
This well written historical fiction is based on facts and copious research but still a fast and fun read.
It was interesting to see life from Zelda's perspective. Mental health care HAS come along way since the early 1900's. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Shelly S. Akin
Why anyone would write a novel about Zelda Fitzgerald. There are good biographies, and her life was colorful enough without novelization, and what good is speculation by someone... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Readhead13
What a rollercoaster ride. Like a fairy tail one moment and a booze infused nightmare the next. Great read.Published 9 days ago by C. J. Harwell
Fabulous book ----- don't plan on doing anything else except read it!Published 9 days ago by Lynne Watling
Hard to put down, this breezy novel based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald reveals the truth about who she really was, and how she came to be labeled as 'crazy' and a hindrance to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by L. Silver
This novel certainly gives a different slant towards Zelda. It also gives one something to think about.I think that Scott was a terrible husband. l ove F. Scott Fitzgerald! Read morePublished 9 days ago by TutuSurf2
Ugh, I could not get through this book and I desperately hope that the actual Zelda was much more complex and interesting. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Paul Larosa
It isn't always that fictionalized biographies seem as real to one as an actual autobiography would. This is not true for Z: A Novel. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lala Lady