Adult Book Club Discussion: "Z"

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing  "Z" by Therese Anne Fowler.

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it comes.

What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel―and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera―where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.

Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous―sometimes infamous―husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  March 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2018 

January:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

February:  The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

March: Z by Theresa Anne Fowler

April:  Hillbilly Elegy by J. Vance

May:  Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

June:  The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

July:  What's A Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie

August:  First Draft and Epoch by East Troy High School Students

September:  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovish by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

October:  Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
 
November:  Evicted by Matthew Desmond

December:  Emily Oliphant is Fine by Gail Honeyman