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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. She lives in Manhattan but was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota.

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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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I have fallen in love with Barbara Pym's dry wit and social satire. She is a cultural anthropologist, not just an author who likes to write about that dusty corner of academia.
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I don't ever think I'll forget this quietly spooky Dystopian novel. For me, it suggested the horror of dementia's memory loss and the Holocaust as well as government suppression. Original and gripping.
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Impeccably reported. This extraordinary work of non-fiction reads like a novel and will challenge assumptions you may have about both poverty and India.
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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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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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