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Scottie Fitzgerald’s orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel’s romantic cast of characters from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted West of Sunset confirms O’Nan as “possibly our best working novelist” Salon F Scott Fitzgerald has been canonized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century His oeuvre is not that large for example compared

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Fe often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour are the focus of Stewart O’Nan’s gorgeously and West of Epubgracefully written novel With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald’s past the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham begins work on The Last Tycoon and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter West of Sunset by Stewart O Nan is a 2015 Viking publication Fans of F Scott Fitzgerald or those who enjoy tales centered around old Hollywood wil

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A “rich sometimes heartbreaking” Dennis Lehane novel of F Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in HollywoodIn F Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled uncertain man whose literary success was long over In poor health with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood By December he would be dead of a heart attack Those last three years of Fitzgerald’s li West Of Sunset is Stewart O Nan s terribly sad but absorbing novel about the last few years in the life of writer F Scott FitzgeraldThis isn


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  1. says:

    West Of Sunset is Stewart O’Nan’s terribly sad but absorbing novel about the last few years in the life of writer F Scott FitzgeraldThis isn’t the glamorous flapper era Fitzgerald His jet setting European days are in the past He’s no longer the golden boy He’s in his early 40s now and broke His books apart fro

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    Gatsby Among the Locusts Stewart O'Nan's Novel of Fitzgerald in Hollywood A copy of this novel was provided by Viking Adult through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This novel will be published January 13 2015 There are no s

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    I love The Great Gatsby In fact it is probably my all time favorite book I also enjoyed Fitzgerald 's other works so I cou

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    So we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past last line from the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F Scott FitzgeraldI have never been a fan of F Scott Fitzgerald although I admit that I have read only two of

  5. says:

    West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan is a 2015 Viking publication Fans of F Scott Fitzgerald or those who enjoy tales centered around old Hollywoo

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    I think everyone except maybe my boyfriend goes through a period in their lives where they are completely fascinated by F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald At least many of the people I've known They were a fascinating duo at a fascinating time in American history O'Nan's story is about the Fitzgeralds primarily Scot

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    F Scott Fitzgerald has been canonized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century His oeuvre is not that large for example compared to rival Ernest Hemingway his 44 years on the planet came and went

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    Sadly this earnest book reads like a docudrama and not a convincing one and because the subject F Scott Fitzgerald is so well known it never reads like a novel either I've no doubt that O'Nan did copious research but he would have served readers better by writing a nonfiction book I've also no doubt that for a novelist of his standing such a project would have been unthinkable I wonder if the facts become a hindrance for an imaginative writ

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    35 I knew very little of Fitzgerald's personal life outside of his and Zelda's relationship so I have no basis for comparison O'Nan did a fantastic job portraying Hollywood all the drinking and parties of this time period Also thought he did a great job showing how responsible he felt for Zelda's welfare and his daughter's happiness His relat

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    Full disclosure I love about 95% of Stewart O'Nan's works fiction and non fiction; I think he is a terrific writer and researcher and I'm always eager to read his latest offering Further disclosure I'm Meh on F Scott Fitzgerald; in particular

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