I’ve become a bit obsessed with the 1920s since reading A Moveable Feast. I picked up The Sun Also Rises, but lost interest when they went to Spain. I’m now reading Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin, about Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edna Ferber, and Zelda Fitzgerald, and the larger circle of “famous people” they hung out with. I know it’s set just before the ’20s, but I recently saw Reds for the first time (thanks to Russell) and now I’ll be reading Queen of Bohemia, about Louise Bryant.
I wonder if there were any “Syrian” ladies hanging around New York in the Twenties, writing fiction and poems. Maybe someone whose family came to the US in 1890? Seems like a ripe idea to explore in a novel. I’ll just put it here, in the pile of “ideas for second novel” by my desk.
Back to my Orange Blossom.