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Short Synopsis
An exploration into the tumultuous relationship between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald as seen through the eyes of a psychiatric nurse with a tragic past of her own.

Full Synopsis
From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity.

When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds' tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda's most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended.

"Landon renders Zelda's voice with a syrupy Southern accent and delivers her hallucinatory outbursts with controlled power." ---AudioFile

"[A] haunting and beautifully atmospheric novel . . . brilliantly brings Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to life in all their doomed beauty, with compelling and unforgettable results." ---Alex George, author of A Good American

"In this richly imagined story, Erika Robuck has captured the creative brilliance and madness of Zelda Fitzgerald . . . an unsettling yet tender portrayal of two women inextricably bound by hope and tragedy." ---Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
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Erika Robuck

Call Me Zelda

A Novel

Author Erika Robuck

Narrated by Amy Landon

Publication date May 7, 2013

Running time 10 hrs 20 min

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