Jennie Fields - The Age of Desire

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Jennie Fields reads from The Age of Desire ($27.95), a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship. Wharton’s real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout this richly nuanced novel, which takes us on a vivid journey through the Gilded Age. Want a taste of this delicious novel? Check out this NPR feature on the book.

Jennie Fields received an MA in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and The Middle Ages. An Illinois native, she spent twenty-five years as an advertising creative director in New York and currently lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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The Age of Desire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670023684
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - August 2nd, 2012

For fans of "The Paris Wife," a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship

They say behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann her governess turned literary secretary, and her mothering, nurturing friend.