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Sally Koslow

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In ANOTHER SIDE OF PARADISE (Harper), Sally Koslow brings to life the tender, torrid tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood love affair with the Gatsby-esque Sheilah Graham, a gossip columnist and remarkable self-invention. After four books rooted in the present—including the international bestseller, THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY ARX and her debut, LITTLE PINK SLIPS, an insider’s view of the magazine industry (which she knows only too well, as the long-time editor of McCall's Magazine)—this is Sally’s first historical novel. Her books have been translated into 14 languages and featured by Target. Recently, Sally has contributed essays to two anthologies: MOMS DON'T HAVE TIME TO and ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Greif, and Comfort in the Time of Covid- ...more

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Sally Koslow 5 stars, for me, means a book with original, fluid language; absorbing plot; good pacing; originality and interesting characters, though they do not n…more5 stars, for me, means a book with original, fluid language; absorbing plot; good pacing; originality and interesting characters, though they do not need to be likable or relatable. I always hope to learn something from a book, either from its content or its style, since I, too, am a writer. Good question.(less)
Sally Koslow Joan, my research on Sheilah/Lily's history was extensive but didn't include traveling to London. If you spend some time on google there are amazing v…moreJoan, my research on Sheilah/Lily's history was extensive but didn't include traveling to London. If you spend some time on google there are amazing videos of the East End that take you back in time. Thanks for reading and commenting. As soon as I found out about Sheilah's Jewish roots I knew I had to tell her amazing story.(less)
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In Praise of the Blind Item

By Sally Koslow


I want to know less about more people.

Admittedly, I’m partial. In researching and writing my new novel, Another Side of Paradise, I became thoroughly acquainted with Sheilah Graham, a columnist who pioneered gentle gossip even as she was the story, the last love of the very married (sorry, Zelda) F. Scott Fitzgerald. Call Sheilah’s reportage style was a catch-more-flies-with-honey Read more of this blog post »
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Maggie Hope is at it again. This time she's hunting homegrown Nazis in Hollywood while expressing her outrage for racism, anti-Semetism, and anti-gay attitudes that are far more rampant in the States than the UK, where she usually hangs out. I don't ...more
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Splendid, original writing. I was drawn to this book because of the love and admiration the author feels toward my favorite writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. That chapter was outstanding. But as I submerged myself in the book, I became fascinated by Holly ...more
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An excellent autobiographical novel to introduce a young (9-11) American reader to the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis. The story focuses on the refugee experience, not death in the concentration camps. In England and Germany, this book is often re ...more
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As its brooding cover suggests, St. Ivo is not a fluffy novel. Exploring the pain of mothering a child whose path leads her away from family, how marriages suffer in such situations, and the complexity of friendship when people's lives move in differ ...more
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“ I think people should get married at the courthouse without a single person present and no fanfare whatsoever. Then, if the couple makes it to ten years, they should have a big party. The whole shebang, white dress, flowers, cake of their dreams. After ten years they'd deserve it.”
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“ ... The group is a wonderful mix of people - a microcosm, I believe, of what's really out there. Listen, Lucy, you do my job for a while and here's what you learn. No one is normal. Everybody struggles with something. Marital problems, depression, codependency, maybe a looming fascination with shoes or leather bags that keeps her working overtime shifts to pay off her debt. Whatever. Stop thinking everyone else has it together. It's not true. Precious few people have life figured out. 'Normal' just isn't normal anymore.”
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“I'm getting chocolate. I need you. Come over." She hung up, hoping he would get the message. A binge was coming, get help.
Inside the store, she blew past the small plastic shopping baskets not made for heavy lifting, and wheeled the full-sized grocery cart over to the holiday aisle. One of the wheels dragged like a conscience, pulling the cart halfheartedly in the direction of the fresh produce. The other wheels squealed in protest.”
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