Category Archives: 1920s

Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD by Therese Anne Fowler

The beauty of a good book is that it makes you want to read more. Or write something. Or both. Therese Anne Fowler’s Z, a fictionalized account of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life, is such a book. You will want to read … Continue reading

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THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain

If you know anything about Ernest Hemingway, you probably know that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, that he liked hunting and fishing, that he spent considerable time in the 1920s in Paris, that he was married four times, … Continue reading

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KILLING THE MESSENGER by Thomas Peele

On August 2, 2007, Chauncey Bailey, a journalist in Oakland, was murdered.  Very quickly we learn that his murder was a purposeful attempt to silence him.  You wonder, Who would do this?  Why?  What was Bailey reporting on? And as … Continue reading

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FLAPPER by Joshua Zeitz

One semester in college, for reasons I can no longer recall, I took a course on the Ancien Régime.  We read philosophy, literature, and political tracts from the period, and pretty much the only thing I remember was going to … Continue reading

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