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Villa America

I’m in the midst of reading Villa America right now. I’m at the part where Gerald Murphy and Sara Wiborg writes love letters prior to them getting married. 259 more words

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Villa America

Villa America

Liza Klaussmann

2 stars

An enticing world of jazz-age parties, avant-garde bathing costumes and sexual freedom, Liza Klaussmann has made Villa America the setting for her second novel – a historical portrait of the Murphy’s and their friends.   151 more words


September Wrap Up

Back in August I got back into a reading swing. This continued into September, which was a bomber reading month. I clocked in at 10 books… 220 more words

Leigh Bardugo

Top Ten Tuesday-Book Recommendations Based on Well Known Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and features a different list every week. This is my first time joining in on the TTT fun and this week is a really fun category….book recommendations! 897 more words

Thornwood House

Review: Villa America

Villa America
By Liza Klaussmann
Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316211369, August 2015, 432pp.

The Short of It:

Based on the real-life inspiration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s… 326 more words

Book Review

Villa America

Liza Klaussmann has researched and written an incredible story about Gerald and Sara Murphy. Before reading Villa America (B+) I was unaware of this couple that interacted with the likes of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway. 218 more words