This week, we’re giving away a brand-new book that gives you a peek into the private life of Edwardian novelist Edith Wharton. The Age of Desire, by Nashville author Jennie Fields, exposes the midlife love affair that almost ruined Wharton’s closest friendship. This slightly scandalous romance with a much younger man took place—of course—in Paris, and Fields’ lush writing brings the beautiful city to life.
Fields stopped by our office last week to answer questions about her love of Edith Wharton, the challenges of writing about real people and more. She also signed two copies of Age of Desire for two lucky BookPage readers!
TO ENTER: Leave a comment about your favorite novel to feature a real-life person.
CONTEST DETAILS: Two winners will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, August 10. The two winners will each receive a copy of The Age of Desire. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winners, Michelle and Suzanne! Their favorite novels featuring a real-life person are The Paris Wife and The Chaperone.
Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.