Released on 23 April 2015.

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Villa America

3.6 based on 2249 ratings & 384 reviews on


Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos - all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and married young, and set forth to create a beautiful world. They alight on Villa America: their coastal oasis of artistic genius, debauched parties, impeccable style and flamboyant imagination. But before long, a stranger enters into their relationship, and their marriage must accommodate an intensity that neither had forseen. When tragedy strikes, their friends reach out to them, but the golden bowl is shattered, and neither Gerald nor Sara will ever be the same.

Ravishing, heart-breaking, and written with enviable poise, Villa America delivers on all the promise of Klaussmann's bestselling debut. It is an overwhelming, unforgettable novel.

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A sumptuous read.
Irish Examiner
Another sensitive fictional portrait of a complicated marriage from the author of Tigers in Red Weather . . . Beautifully written.
Immersive . . . a memorably tense, seductive fiction from many perspectives
Sunday Times