Mar 24, 2014 — In Z, which appears at No. 13, Therese Anne Fowler imagines what Zelda Fitzgerald's life was like.
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Apr 5, 2013 — Debuting at No. 4, Z imagines the life of Jazz Age celebrity Zelda Fitzgerald.
Mar 23, 2013 — F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald wed in 1920, and the two went on to have a famously turbulent literary marriage. Would Zelda have been better off without her husband? Novelist Therese Anne Fowler says, "They were two sides of one coin."
Feb 8, 2013 — Holding on to its No. 1 spot, Paula McLain's The Paris Wife imagines the life of Hadley Hemingway.
Dec 7, 2012 — At No. 4, Paula McLain's The Paris Wife follows Hemingway's first wife as she navigates 1920s Paris.
Nov 27, 2012 — In fiction, Paula McLain explores Hemingway's first marriage, while Anita Desai re-examines modern India. In nonfiction, Joseph Epstein defends gossip, Rosamond Bernier remembers midcentury Paris, and Stuart Isacoff lauds the piano.
Dec 16, 2011 — These five outstanding novels take us to unfamiliar eras and exotic locales — ancient Israel, Elizabethan England, 1920s Paris — while confirming our common humanity.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 9, 2011 — Soon after Hitler's rise in 1933, writer Heinrich Mann and his wife fled Germany for fear of persecution, joining other intellectuals in exile. Evelyn Juers' House of Exile chronicles the experience of watching a war develop from afar.