Amanda Vaill

Brooke ...
4,874 books | 42 friends

James Aura
383 books | 747 friends

Alex Ke...
951 books | 1,105 friends

Paul
2,443 books | 137 friends

Benjami...
3 books | 675 friends

Bożena ...
4,669 books | 286 friends

Helen E...
106 books | 134 friends

Courtenay
982 books | 45 friends

More friends…

Amanda Vaill

Goodreads Author


Born
New York, NY, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
May 2009


AMANDA VAILL has just completed Jerome Robbins, By Himself, a selection of the letters, journals, and other writings of the legendary choreographer-director, and she is currently at work on a biography of the Schuyler sisters, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler Church. She is the author of Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War; Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins; and the bestselling Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy – A Lost Generation Love Story, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography. She is also co-author of Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design, an illustrated study of the work of her designer grandfather, and has edited or cont ...more

To ask Amanda Vaill questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Amanda Vaill Dear Katelyn,

I'm so sorry not to have seen this message until now. I've just revisited GoodReads after months away, doing research for a new book. Cl…more
Dear Katelyn,

I'm so sorry not to have seen this message until now. I've just revisited GoodReads after months away, doing research for a new book. Clearly I'm too late! My regrets,

Amanda(less)
Amanda Vaill Since we're now in book-report season, instead of that lovely anticipatory summer-reading-listmaking season, I hope I won't be required to submit a wr…moreSince we're now in book-report season, instead of that lovely anticipatory summer-reading-listmaking season, I hope I won't be required to submit a written roundup of what I read, or meant to read. Here's some of what was (and in some cases still is) on my radar: Colson Whitehead's THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Roxana Robinson's DAWSON'S FALL, Erica Dunbar's NEVER CAUGHT, Salvatore Scibona's THE VOLUNTEER, Tana French's THE WYCH ELM, Mary Wollstonecraft's VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN.(less)
Average rating: 4.0 · 2,995 ratings · 361 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Everybody Was So Young: Ger...

4.05 avg rating — 2,237 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hotel Florida: Truth, Love,...

3.80 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 2014 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Somewhere: The Life of Jero...

4.01 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seaman Schepps: A Century o...

by
4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jerome Robbins, by Himself:...

by
4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Selected Stories

by
4.17 avg rating — 17,319 ratings — published 1977 — 51 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Amanda Vaill…

Waiting for It

... That’s kind of how you feel when you’re waiting for the public unveiling of something you’ve spent years of work and emotional, psychological, and intellectual capital on: as if you’re walking unprotected into a falling rock zone.

Fortunately, the first substantial “public” review of Hotel Florida has just appeared – early! – in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and it’s not a falling rock, it’s a bo Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  1 comment  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 16, 2014 10:44

Upcoming Events

"Broadway to Main Street" podcast
Author appearance, January 08, 2020 06:19PM
hyperurl.co/broadwaytomainstreet , US

http://broadwaytomainstreet.com
Click on the link to hear the podcast of my conversation about JEROME ROBBINS, B ...more


Amanda’s Recent Updates

Amanda answered Goodreads's question: Amanda Vaill
Since we're now in book-report season, instead of that lovely anticipatory summer-reading-listmaking season, I hope I won't be required to submit a written roundup of what I read, or meant to read. Here's some of what was (and in some cases still is) See Full Answer
Amanda rated a book liked it
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I loved this book when I started it; in particular because the voice in which it is written is so eloquent but unshowy, unlike the work of so many look-at-me MFA-program stylists. (I could mention names here but won't.) The pace, the scope, and in pa ...more
Amanda rated a book really liked it
Travels by Paul Bowles
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda made a comment in the group Lost GenerationLost Generation updates topic
" Nancy wrote: "Everybody Was So Young! Loved it!! I think the Murphy's contribution to the Lost Generation was highly underrated and this book provides ...more "
Amanda rated a book liked it
Zelda Fitzgerald by Sally Cline
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda rated a book really liked it
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda rated a book really liked it
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda rated a book really liked it
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda rated a book really liked it
Waiting to Vanish by Ann Hood
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Amanda's books…
“how to write truly and having found what is true, to project it in such a way that it becomes part of the experience of the person who reads it.”
Amanda Vaill, Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

“There can be no compromise, no truce,” the general told Allen then. “I shall advance. I shall take the capital. I will save Spain from marxism at whatever cost.” “That means,” Allen asked, for clarification, “that you will have to shoot half Spain?” Franco smiled. “I said whatever the cost.” The Spanish Civil War had begun.”
Amanda Vaill, Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

“Le Bal du comte d’Orgel.”
Amanda Vaill, Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, A Lost Generation Love Story

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Bright Young Things: March 2014- Everybody was so Young by Amanda Vaill 18 28 Mar 25, 2014 04:50AM  
Bright Young Things: February 2014- The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald 66 73 Jun 12, 2014 02:24AM  
Bright Young Things: Book on the Murphy's 5 13 Aug 04, 2014 12:49PM  
2020 Reading Chal...: Bella's 2016 Challenges 5 44 Jan 21, 2016 04:15PM  
Bright Young Things: What book have you just finished? 674 243 Sep 17, 2017 11:00AM  
Bright Young Things: What are you currently reading? 928 274 Sep 17, 2017 12:01PM  
Around the World ...: Spain 51 1173 Jan 11, 2019 09:35PM  
Bright Young Things: New Discoveries 872 314 Feb 06, 2019 04:45PM  
21878 Lost Generation — 238 members — last activity Jul 02, 2015 03:59PM
In the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Gertrude Stein is credited with coining the term 'lost generation' to describe the group of ...more
75382 The End of Your Life Book Club — 141 members — last activity Jul 31, 2014 12:48AM
Meaningful books and the impact they have on our lives. When my mother was dying of pancreatic cancer, I would often go with her to chemo, and we wou ...more
25x33 Biography — 20 members — last activity Jan 27, 2015 03:26PM
A group for avid readers and writers of biography



No comments have been added yet.