Out now: Therese’s new novel, A Well-Behaved Woman, the dramatic and compelling Gilded Age tale of Alva Smith, the young woman who married William K. Vanderbilt and launched the Vanderbilt dynasty as we know it today.



  • Kirkus, in a starred review, calls A Well-Behaved Woman “nothing short of mesmerizing.”


  • Booklist weighs in: “With you-are-there immediacy fueled by assured attention to biographical detail and deft weaving of labyrinthine intrigue, Fowler creates a thoroughly credible imagining of the challenges and emotional turmoil facing this fiercely independent woman.”


  • In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says, “Genius….Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.”


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Pre-order today:

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, a New York Times bestseller, has been adapted as a television series starring Christina Ricci as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Watch the first season here


An Independent Booksellers Reading Group Pick


In Z, Fowler draws a compellingly complete portrait of that other Paris (and New York and St. Paul and Long Island) wife: mother, painter, writer, flapper, feminist Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.’ ~USA Today

“A brilliant example of what biographical fiction can be. Read it, read it, read it.”  ~ Daily Mail 

“A gorgeously rendered piece of literary entertainment, not a biography but rather a love story set in the Jazz Age.” ~ New York Daily News


Listen to Therese’s conversation with Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition

Books and Arts Daily‘s Michael Cathcart chats with Therese 

Utterly engrossing. In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, Fowler shines a light on Zelda, providing the voice she struggled to have heard in her lifetime.” ~Sara Gruen, NYT bestselling author of Water For Elephants

Fowler’s Zelda is all we would expect and more, for she’s daring and unconventional yet profoundly and paradoxically rooted in Southern gentility….A lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.” ~Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Named as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2013 by 

 Huffington Post  Flavorwire  The Australian  Publishers Marketplace

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In Canada: Indigo,  Amazon

In the UK: Amazon,  Waterstones,  Foyles,  IndieBound UK


Click the disc to hear an excerpt:

Z audio disc