Pour sauver sa famille de la ruine, Meg a renoncé à l'homme de sa vie, pour épouser le fils d'un richissime banquier. Dix-sept ans plus tard, Meg apprend qu'elle est malade et va alors se tourner vers celui qu'elle n'a jamais cessé d'aimer : Carson... L'amour peut-il avoir une seconde chance ? Un roman déchirant, dans la lignée d'un Nicholas Sparks.
Set in a claustrophobically tight-knit and prejudiced neighbourhood in North Carolina, this provocative and powerful novel explores class, race and star-crossed love in America today. Perfect for fans of Celeste Ing and Jodi Picoult. 'Therese Anne Fowler has taken the ingredients of racism, justice, and conservative religion and has concocted a feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it's that good." -Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenage daughter. With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard. But as they fight, they fail to notice that there is a romance blossoming between their two teenagers. A romance that will challenge the carefully constructed concepts of class and race in this small community. A romance that might cause everything to shatter... Praise for A Good Neighbourhood: ' A Good Neighbourhood is my favorite kind of novel - compelling, complicated, timely, and smart. With great humanity, Therese Anne Fowler imparts a full-hearted, unflinching indictment of a broken system and in so doing tells a story hard to put down and hard to forget.' Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of This is How it Always Is 'Compelling and captivating, A Good Neighborhood left me speechless yet wanting to discuss. This is a story that will stick with you for a long time.' Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted
A novel of the woman dubbed 'The First Flapper' - Zelda Fitzgerald, wife and muse to F Scott Fitzgerald. Set against the glamorous backdrop of the Roaring Twenties, 'Z' is the story of the golden couple who had it all, but who weren't destined for a happy ending. Their celebrity was notorious. Together they embodied the Jazz Age - brash, bold and unafraid. A misunderstood and often tragic figure, struggling with the roles of wife, mother, and artist, as well as mental illness - Zelda has long been a mysterious character. This meticulously researched and sympathetic portrait brings her out of Scott's shadow.
'Captivating . . . I dare you not to dive right in' Paula McClain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife 'Nothing short of mesmerising' Kirkus 'This is a wonderful book! Fowler's portrait is so nuanced, so complicated by context, and so informed by her own capacious generosity that we can't help being drawn in' Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 'A must-read masterpiece' Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You OUTSPOKEN. BRAVE. BRILLIANT. FIERCE. Alva Smith , her Southern family destitute after the Civil War , married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts . Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement. With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton , Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. GOOD BEHAVIOUR WILL ONLY GET A WOMAN SO FAR. OPTIONED BY SONY PICTURES TELEVISION * PRAISE FOR Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* 'Brilliant. Read it, read it, read it' Daily Mail 'Superb' Independent on sunday 'Utterly compulsive reading' Stylist 'A treat' Sunday Times
Elle a 17 ans, c'est une belle du Sud, petite dernière choyée d'une famille très bourgeoise de Montgomery, exubérante et fantasque. Quand elle le rencontre lors d'un bal, il a 21 ans, porte l'uniforme et veut vivre de sa plume. Il tombe immédiatement sous le charme et se lance dans une cour acharnée. Elle brave les conventions et accepte d'épouser l'aspirant écrivain... Ils se marient à New York quelques semaines après la sortie de son premier roman, L'Envers du paradis. Le livre est un immense succès, et les deux amoureux deviennent instantanément célèbres. Elle, c'est Zelda ; lui, c'est Scott : ils viennent d'entrer dans la légende. Ils sont jeunes, beaux et riches, inséparables, et leur vie est un tourbillon de fêtes effrénées entre Paris, Hollywood et la Riviera française où ils fréquentent les expatriés de la « génération perdue ».