Washington Post Video: Book World Editor Ron Charles speaks with bestselling author Stewart O’Nan

The Washington Post Book Club presents an exclusive interview with author Stewart O’Nan as he discusses his latest novel and Book Club fiction pick for February, “West of Sunset” with Book World Editor Ron Charles. Leading up to the interview, Book Club members had the opportunity to submit questions to O’Nan about “West of Sunset” and some are addressed in the conversation.

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Read the review of Stewart O’Nan’s “West of Sunset” in Book World.

West of Sunset Review from NY1


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While writing “The Last Tycoon,” his fifth and final novel, author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously scribbled the line: “There are no second acts in American lives.” Stewart O’Nan, one of the best living American novelists, mines the final years of the famed Great Gatsby storyteller’s life and turns up literary gold.

“West of Sunset” offers a far different Fitzgerald than the glittering and dazzling chronicler of the Jazz Age many of us envisioned when reading classics such as “Tender Is the Night” and “This Side of Paradise.” In fact, “West of Sunset” could’ve easily been titled The Other Side of Paradise.