TribLive and The Week

Two links of interest in TribLive and The Week:

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Fitzgerald fascination: Stewart O’Nan book, new biographies, film projects focus on F. Scott

O’Nan says “every journalist wanted to take me to a Red Lobster” when that novel was published in 2007, so his wife suggested he seek out more glamorous material.

“What do I know from glamour? I’m from Pittsburgh,” he says. “But American glamour is Fitzgerald on the Riviera. American glamour is Greta Garbo. So what if I look at one of the most romantic places in American history (Hollywood in the late 1930s) through the eyes of our greatest romantic. If I can’t make that glamorous, I’m not trying.”

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The novelist recommends works by Joanna Scott, Robert Coover, and more

Choices for Emily

1. The New York Times Book Review has chosen Emily, Alone as an Editor’s Choice:

EMILY, ALONE, by Stewart O’Nan (Viking, $25.95.) In O’Nan’s novel, a quiet widow buys a car and finds herself open to the world again.

2. The Week has chosen Emily, Alone as their Novel of the Week.