Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

Another Side of Paradise: A Novel

by Sally Koslow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062696762
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 354,548
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sally Koslow is the author of The Widow Waltz; The Late, Lamented Molly Marx; With Friends Like These; and the nonfiction work Slouching Toward Adulthood. Her debut novel, Little Pink Slips, was inspired by her long career as the editor in chief of the iconic McCall’s magazine. Her books have been published in a dozen countries.

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Another Side of Paradise: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Compelling read
SuZ2Reader 8 months ago
I started this book and decided I really wasn’t interested in reading a story about F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood at that particular moment, preferring something lighter and fluffier. But I decided to read a few pages, and the next thing I knew I’d finished the book. Graham led an extraordinary life, rising being abandoned at a Jewish orphanage and forging a new existence as a successful gossip columnist in Hollywood. She felt she and Fitzgerald were soulmates, but their relationship was tested constantly by his alcoholism and his own anti-Semitism. Author Sally Koslow’s fictional version of the romance between gossip columnist Sheilah Graham and Fitzgerald reads like a memoir but moves with the speed of a page-turner. The voice she gives Sheilah is nuanced and touching; the prose itself is richly detailed and evokes the glamour. What is unexpected is Koslow’s portrayal of the dark underbelly of Hollywood with its anti-Semitism.
janetgzinn More than 1 year ago
Sally Koslow has written another beautiful novel. Another Side of Paradise is an historical novel that brings us back to the last decades of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and his significant relationship. It is beautifully written with an authenticity that parallels his own novels. Sadly Koslow has the ability to write masterfully. Her books span genres, and Another Side of Paradise is an historical novel for those who love literature, journalism, and a good read.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Well-written, Engaging, and Enjoyable! I have to say, I am a bad English Major (I concentrated on Journalism), so I have little experience or knowledge of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his books. I definitely didn’t know about where he died or about his long-term affair with Sheilah Graham, so I came into this novel with no background. That being said, this book focused on a woman who reinvented herself and the look at her life was riveting. The story was well-written and, it appears, extensively researched. The story was engaging and I really enjoyed tracing Sheilah’s transformation as well as the behind the scenes look at her life in Hollywood. This was my first read by Sally Koslow, and I am glad I took the plunge. She is an author I will keep on my radar and I will look forward to reading more of her work. #AnotherSideofParadise #TallPoppies