Friday, January 16, 2015

Giveaway: West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan

Viking Books has generously provided one copy of West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan for a giveaway!

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About the book:

In 1937, 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 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.

Those last three years of Fitzgerald’s life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O’Nan’s gorgeously and gracefully 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, 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).



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4 comments:

Colleen Turner said...

Hi Beth!

I am currently reading Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman...I haven't actually started yet but I am do to start reading it today. Yesterday I finished Gone Girl (OMG I loved it!) so I am in between books for about 5 minutes :).

West of Sunset sounds phenomenal! Thank you for the giveaway!

holdenj said...

I've only read a couple other O'Nan books, but this one certainly has an appeal.

holdenj said...

I am currently reading Station Eleven. It's great--probably my first real five star read of the year!

Anita Yancey said...

I am reading Second Honeymoon by James Patterson.

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