Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

I received a copy of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda for review purposes through NetGalley. As always, this review reflects only my honest thoughts on the book.

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks

Publication Date: July 23, 2019



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My Notes

I’d hoped to have a full review ready to post today, but this is truly a book I have to savour.  Nevertheless, I wanted to bring together a feature before this edition is published!

First and foremost, some personal significance.  I’ve been a fan of the Fitzgeralds for years–so much so that one of my current works in progress is a chapbook of poems all about Zelda (sort of like Boleyn)! When I first started the project, one of my dreams was to get my hands on a copy of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda.  At the very least, an erasure from her own words had to happen!  At the time, the copies I found online cost far more than I could invest in the project and it had to be put on hold.

A few months ago, I took the plunge and joined NetGalley.  I’ve really been loving reviewing books here on Pencils & Pages (and I’ve currently got reviews lined up through March 2020!) and as long as I pace myself with ebooks, I can manage a few without too many migraines.

Actually, I found out a new edition of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda was coming out through NetGalley!  I crossed my fingers, requested access, and sent to my Twitter friends for good vibes.  Fortunately, I was successful!

Since then, I’ve been reading and loving this collection of letters.  Eleanor Lanahan’s introduction was even better than I could have dreamed, and the letters I’ve gotten through thus far (largely Zelda’s) are absolutely dreamy.

I can’t wait to continue through this book, and will be back with a full review soon!

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