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Beautiful Little Fools
Beautiful Little Fools: A Novel | Jillian Cantor
"Jillian Cantor beautifully re-crafts an American classic in Beautiful Little Fools, placing the women of The Great Gatsby center stage: more than merely beautiful, not so little as the men in their lives assume, and certainly far from foolish. Both fresh and familiar, this page-turner is one to savor!" --Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code "Jillian Cantor's shifting kaleidoscope of female perspectives makes F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale of Jazz Age longing and lust feel utterly modern. A breathtaking accomplishment."--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue USA Today bestselling author Jillian Cantor reimagines and expands on the literary classic The Great Gatsby in this atmospheric historical novel with echoes of Big Little Lies, told in three women's alternating voices. On a sultry August day in 1922, Jay Gatsby is shot dead in his West Egg swimming pool. To the police, it appears to be an open-and-shut case of murder/suicide when the body of George Wilson, a local mechanic, is found in the woods nearby. Then a diamond hairpin is discovered in the bushes by the pool, and three women fall under suspicion. Each holds a key that can unlock the truth to the mysterious life and death of this enigmatic millionaire. Daisy Buchanan once thought she might marry Gatsby--before her family was torn apart by an unspeakable tragedy that sent her into the arms of the philandering Tom Buchanan. Jordan Baker, Daisy's best friend, guards a secret that derailed her promising golf career and threatens to ruin her friendship with Daisy as well. Catherine McCoy, a suffragette, fights for women's freedom and independence, and especially for her sister, Myrtle Wilson, who's trapped in a terrible marriage. Their stories unfold in the years leading up to that fateful summer of 1922, when all three of their lives are on the brink of unraveling. Each woman is pulled deeper into Jay Gatsby's romantic obsession, with devastating consequences for all of them. Jillian Cantor revisits the glittering Jazz Age world of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, retelling this timeless American classic from the women's perspective. Beautiful Little Fools is a quintessential tale of money and power, marriage and friendship, love and desire, and ultimately the murder of a man tormented by the past and driven by a destructive longing that can never be fulfilled.
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Finally starting my next #AuldLangSpine read! I changed my planned order because @MoonWitch94 was so enthusiastic about this one 😁

monalyisha Ooo, fun! 6d
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JenReadsAlot
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I just loved this one! Another great pick @Jerdencon #auldlangspine @monalyisha

Jerdencon Glad you liked this too! 2w
Jerdencon @monalyisha did a good job matching us - we definitely have similar reading tastes 🙂 2w
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monalyisha @Jerdencon @JenReadsAlot Nice! I feel great about that. Thanks for saying so. 😊 2w
Trashcanman 😊 1w
Trashcanman 😶 1w
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Reading.w.Dee
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“That's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.“
I am very fond of Gatsby, and I feel that Jillian Cantor did it justice and creatively explained many questions. It was fascinating seeing Cantor's views on how the relationship with Daisy and Gatsby started and ended, how Jordan started with her career, and even Myrtle's life before Buchanan. Then flipping to the investigation of what really happened the day Gatsby died

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MoonWitch94
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Thanks @Eggs for the tag! #WondrousWednesday

1️⃣ The tagged book 🤩 It was just wonderful & I can‘t stop recommending it to people.

2️⃣ My Pop-Pop turned 96 on July 4th! 🎇🎊🎉🥳🎆 He loves strawberry shortcake 🍰 and we get him one every year. He had a good day, which was great. He was himself, knew who we all were, and cracked some jokes.

✨Who wants to play? @Blerdgal_Fenix @Texreader @UwannaPublishme @JenniferEgnor @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 7mo
Chelsea.Poole That strawberry cake looks great. Happy birthday to your pop-pop 💕 7mo
MoonWitch94 @Librarybelle You‘re welcome ☺️ @Chelsea.Poole It was delicious 😋 we got it from Whole Foods. ❤️ 7mo
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MoonWitch94
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#WondrousWednesday

1️⃣ GREAT OR NOTHING is my current read; locations are MA, CT, & London, England
2️⃣ The tagged book 🤩
3️⃣ The two in this photo! Both will be published in September & I am excited for them.

✨Thanks for the tag, Sherri! Want to play: @Kappadeemom @Ruthiella @Texreader ?

Eggs Such lovely colors!! 8mo
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IMASLOWREADER
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RETELLING OF THE GREAT GATSBY FROM THE WOMEN‘S POV…SO LOVING IT #audiophile #readinggoal

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MaleficentBookDragon
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For someone who really dislikes The Great Gatsby, I keep buying retellings.

Twainy I know!! I recently put another one on my Amazon book wishlist & I‘m not a huge fan. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 9mo
Twainy Here‘s one that isn‘t even a retelling LOL it‘s just a pretty version of the original & I wasn‘t a huge fan of it so why? LOL … THE GREAT GATSBY: An Illuminated Edition 9mo
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Julsmarshall
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Wonderful! Compelling, beautifully plotted, with prose that flows in the most lovely way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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sprainedbrain
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STILL catching up my blog posts… I finished this beauty last week and absolutely loved it. A retelling of The Great Gatsby that (I think) will appeal to readers who love the original and to those who have never read it, but like historical fiction/mystery.

Full review: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2022/03/14/review-beautiful-little-fools-by-jillian-ca...

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Julsmarshall Ooh, I just got this one for my birthday! Excited to pick it up! 11mo
sprainedbrain @Julsmarshall I hope you love it! 11mo
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MeJeMiller
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I liked how the characters were fleshed out in this book. I saw the characters differently than I think The Great Gatsby portrayed them. I loved how it resolved. I was annoyed with the women like I was in Gatsby but I also have to remind myself different time period. (Not my dog. Just dog sitting)

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Well-ReadNeck
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Throughly entertaining Gatsby retelling featuring the ladies. Well done.

Bookwormjillk Love Gatsby. Stacking! 12mo
LeslieO Love that cover! 12mo
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