Reviews for Z
AudioFile Reviews 2013 May
Narrator Jenna Lamia's soft Southern accent and languid tone immediately set the mood for this first-person fictional account of Zelda's marriage with F. Scott Fitzgerald, the great American novelist. Lamia's subtle intonations telegraph the young girl's humor and spunk as the newlyweds embrace all that is new and smart, partying their way from New York to Paris and befriending artists, musicians, and writers. But by the end of the 1920s, Zelda's world begins to crumble, and Lamia's voice projects the frustration and loneliness underlying the later years of the once vibrant couple. Whether they blame Scott or Zelda for the Fitzgeralds' mutual disintegration, listeners will be fascinated by this well-researched story of the beautiful flapper and her famous husband during the Roaring Twenties. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
Library Journal Reviews 2012 October #1
Fowler won an LJ star for her 2008 debut, Souvenir, then settled comfortably into fraught contemporary relationship territory. Here she does something entirely different, reimagining the tumultuous life of Zelda Fitzgerald. A big burst of publisher enthusiasm for this book. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.