A kiss from Mr Fitzgerald

Auteur : Lester, Natasha
Editeur / Agent : Hachette Australia
Genre : Fiction, adulte, roman

If you loved The Paris Wife and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, you will devour this deliciously evocative love story of a small-town girl with big ambitions in 1920s New York.
It's 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines - and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so Evelyn Lockhart, forbidden from pursuing her passion: to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on the only life she knows: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.
And if Evie does fight Columbia University's medical school for acceptance, how will she support herself? So when there's a casting call for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, will Evie find the nerve to audition? And if she does, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman, a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous?
Captivating, romantic and tragic, A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald follows a young woman ahead of her time amid the fragile hearts and glamour of Jazz Age New York.

Hachette Australia, 2016,

Biographie :

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive before returning to university to study creative writing. Her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. The Age newspaper described Natasha as "a remarkable Australian talent", and her work has appeared in The Review of Australian Fiction and Overland, and several anthologies. In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing and can often be found playing dress-ups with her three children. www.natashalester.com.au