From the author of Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN

JANUARY 2019

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OUTSPOKEN. BRAVE. BRILLIANT. FIERCE.

Alva Smith, her Southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.

With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman.

GOOD BEHAVIOUR WILL ONLY GET A WOMAN SO FAR.

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‘Nothing short of mesmerizing’
Kirkus

‘Engrossing’
Publisher’s Weekly

‘Captivating . . . I dare you not to dive right in’
Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife

‘This is a wonderful book!’
Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

‘A must-read masterpiece’
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

‘Immensely readable’
Christina Kline, New York Times bestselling author of A Piece of the World

‘Prepare to be enthralled’
Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Couple

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Therese Anne Fowler

Therese Anne Fowler was born in Illinois and is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned a BA in sociology and an MFA in creative writing. A Well-Behaved Woman is her second novel, and her debut novel Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgeraldwas a New York Times bestseller.

 

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