Friday, June 02, 2023

Nine top books about book people

Jane L. Rosen is an author and screenwriter whose critically acclaimed first novel, Nine Women, One Dress, has been translated into ten languages. Katie Couric called her novel Eliza Starts a Rumor “A smart, engaging treat for Big Little Lies fans. The perfect summer read!” Rosen lives in New York City and on Fire Island with her husband and three daughters.

[The Page 69 Test: Eliza Starts a Rumor; My Book, The Movie: Eliza Starts a Rumor]

Rosen's new novel is On Fire Island.

At Lit Hub she tagged nine books about book people, including:
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

What’s more bookish than a novel about the great American novelist, screenwriter and play write, Truman Capote. Capote forms an infamous friendship (second only to that with his BFF, Harper Lee) with high society girl Babe Paley and other society “Swans” of the 1950s, but the friendships are questioned with the ultimate betrayal of the publication of his scandalous book, “La Cote Basque, 1965”.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

--Marshal Zeringue