Jazz Age January: Careless People by Sarah Churchwell

Book Review: Burial Rights by Hannah KentCARELESS PEOPLE
by Sarah Churchwell

The Penguin Press; Jan. 23, 2014
Hardcover; 432 pages
Source: Received from publisher for review

Although F. Scott Fitzgerald didn’t write The Great Gatsby until 1925, he chose to set his iconic novel in 1922. Intrigued by his choice of setting, Sarah Churchwell set out to investigate Fizgerald’s influences while writing his masterwork.

In 1922, Fitzgerald was 26, returning to New York for the publication of Tales of the Jazz Age. Already a wildly successful writer, he and his vivacious wife Zelda soon became absorbed in the glamorous lifestyle of jazz age NY. Prohibition meant that booze was flowing more freely than ever before, reckless drivers were killing people right and left, and a slate of murders became media sensations.  Continue reading


Most Anticipated Books of 2014

most anticipated 2014 2Hello all you lovely reader-faces! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about the coming year in books. I’ve spent an absurd amount of time browsing upcoming titles on Edelweiss, and there are some REALLY promising books coming out this year! I meant to make a list of my top 10 most-anticipated books of 2014… but I couldn’t narrow it down, so top 20 it is! Continue reading