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Sally Koslow

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In Another Side of Paradise (Harper, May 29, 2018), Sally Koslow brings to life the tender yet tumultuous tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood affair with the Gatsby-esque Sheilah Graham, a gossip columnist and scrappy self-invention. After four books rooted in the here and now—including the international bestseller, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx and her debut, Little Pink Slips, an insider’s view of the magazine industry (which she knows only too well, but that’s another story)—this is Sally’s first historical novel. She lives in Manhattan but hopes the statute of limitations never ends on bragging that she was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota.

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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-hon... Read more of this blog post »
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