Book giveaway: Villa America by Liza Klaussmann
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tigers in Red Weather, comes a gorgeous novel set on the French Riviera in the 1920s.
When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy decided to get married, they set out to create a beautiful world. Through the 1920s, their taste, influence, and lavish spontaneity drew the likes of Picasso, Hemingway, and Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald to Villa America - their house near Antibes. There they refashioned high summer for their guests and their three children with flamboyant beach parties, the newest ideas, and dinners beneath the stars.
In Villa America, the Murphys take a young pilot named Owen into their circle. With his arrival, something changes. A life in which everything has been willed, considered, and beautifully planned becomes suddenly volatile, its safeties breached, the stakes incalculably high.
Told with immediacy and infinite tenderness, against a backdrop of war and privation as well as one of splendour, Villa America is a novel with an extraordinary heartbeat. It evokes a marriage with rare nuance and imagination, and confirms this bestselling author as a writer of exceptional insight, style, and grace.
Download the first chapter here.
About the Author
Liza Klaussmann was born in New York but lives in London. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling novel Tigers in Red Weather. Follow her on Twitter to find out more.
We're giving away 20 copies of Villa America. Fill in the form below to apply for a free copy. Don’t forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask that you post a review in our book review section.
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