Carol Fitzgerald Weighs in on Novels about Women Behind the Famous Men
Novel ideas: The women behind the famous men by Deirdre Donahue
11:46a.m. EST February 13, 2013 - Publishers are releasing a bonanza of new titles in the vein of 'The Paris Wife' and 'Loving Frank.'
with a big glass of wine and a few nibbles of cheese, women in book
clubs these days crave a toothsome novel that triggers strong emotions
and spirited debate.
And they're finding it in books that center
on a famous 20th-century man — and the sometimes forgotten woman at his
side. Through the magic of fiction, novelists are creating a prism that
illuminates history and love, bringing these women back to life.
an approach that has produced some surprising hits, with more waiting
in the wings hoping to make the same climb up the best-seller list. Read the full story on USAToday.com