Congrats, Therese Anne Fowler - who’s gorgeous novel A Well-Behaved Woman has been nominated for the 2019 Southern Book Prize! Finalists were chosen by southern independent booksellers, and represent books that are written by southerners for southerners, published in 2018. Voting is now underway, and can be done in person at participating indies or via the link here.
We couldn’t be more excited about Therese Anne’s Fowler’s beautiful new novel, A Well Behaved Woman - which hits bookstore shelves today!
The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in A Well-Behaved Woman Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules—and how to break them.
September 2018: Titles on the Horizon
Sweater weather is almost here, and we're excited to curl up next to the wood stove with a new book! Check out these four exciting recent or forthcoming titles!
Courtesy of Publishers Marketplace
Posted: August 16, 2018
It hasn't even hit bookstore shelves yet, and Therese Anne Fowler's forthcoming novel, A Well Behaved Woman is already slated for Sony Pictures Television for an upcoming series! The novel, which follows iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, will be published in October by St. Martin's Press.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, A Well-Behaved Woman paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules—and how to break them.
Fowler's first novel, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, was also adapted for television. Amazon Prime launched the series, which starred Christina Ricci.
Congrats, Therese! We can't wait to see Alva come to life on screen!
Courtesy of Publishers Weekly
Posted July 26, 2018
Therese Anne Fowler's forthcoming A Well Behaved Woman (Oct 2018) is among Publishers Weekly most anticipated Books of Fall 2018!
Therese’s work has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages and is published around the world. Her first novel, Z is now available as an original dramatic series for Amazon Studios starring Christina Ricci.
What Therese has discovered is that she has an affinity for badass women from history whose stories have been either mistold or are largely untold. Her next novel centers on Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a determined, opinionated, compassionate, often amusing woman from America’s Gilded Age. A Well-Behaved Woman, a kind of homage to Edith Wharton with a dash of affection for Jane Austen for good measure, will be published by St. Martin’s Press on October 16, 2018.