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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)
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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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