Welcome to the Picador Book Club. Each month we'll be suggesting a new or classic paperback that is perfect for book club discussion.

This month’s recommended novel for book clubs is Liza Klaussmann's glittering story of Gerald and Sara Murphy, and their circle of famous and talented friends, Villa America.  

‘Immersive, tense, seductive fiction' 
Sunday Times

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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 foreseen. 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.