I just finished reading “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Ann Fowler and I absolutely loved it. I was drawn to this book after reading about Ernest Hemingway’s wife in “A Paris Wife” by Paula Mclain. The book completely immersed me in a different decade, and I love the idea of all the great thinkers and authors hanging out together over drinks – it’s very intriguing.
Zelda and Scott’s romance is both passionate and tragic, which the author did a good job of also making relatable despite its intensity. The book not only delves into the relationship of Scott and Zelda but also the decade that they were in: a time when women were beginning to dabble with becoming more independent and writing was becoming an accepted profession.
Whether or not you are a fan of Fitzgerald’s work, this book is just as likeable. I found frequently myself bookmarking beautifully written passages and falling in love with Zelda and Scott.