Everything in the ward seemed different now, and I no longer felt its calming presence. The Fitzgeralds stirred something in me that had been dormant for a long time, and I was not prepared to face it . . .
From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity.
When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds' tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda's most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended . . .
Praise for Call Me Zelda
'Richly imagined . . . an unsettling yet tender portrayal of two women inextricably bound by hope and tragedy.' Beth Hoffman, New York Times Bestselling Author of Looking for Me
'Mesmerizing, page-turning, and provides us with a fresh, very human look at two literary icons.' Maryanne O'Hara, Author of Cascade
'Robuck write with an open and sympathetic heart.' Margaret Dilloway, Author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
'Haunting and beautifully atmospheric . . . brilliantly brings Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to life in all their doomed beauty, with compelling and unforgettable results.' Alex George, Author of A Good American
Praise for Hemingway's Girl
'You'll love this robust, tender story of love, grief, and survival on Key West in the 1930s . . . addictive.' Jenna Blum, New York Times Bestselling Author of Those Who Save Us
'Readers will delight in the complex relationships and vivid setting.' Publishers Weekly
'Evokes a setting of the greatest fascination . . . .This is assured and richly enjoyable storytelling.' Margaret leroy, Author of The Soldier's Wife
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