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The Scandalous Edith Wharton

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Maybe the last time you read an Edith Wharton novel was in high school, but we guarantee once you read Jennie Fields new novel, “Age of Desire”, you will have a new insight into this complex woman and want to read or re-read her novels.  The story is a “fictionalized” account of Edith Wharton’s affair and sexual awakening at the age of 45 with journalist Morton Fullerton, which is documented in letters written to him by Edith, and how it impacts her husband and her loyal secretary.  Set mostly in Paris, it recaptures an era of literary salons, chauffeured motorcars and veiled meetings in secret cafés, the devastating Paris Flood of 1910, and the dark beginnings of World War I. It’s a great read, imaginative and scintillating, and we are delighted to have the author Jennie Fields join us.