“This book is delicately woven into a masterpiece of fact and fiction.”
—Manhattan Book Review (five-star review)

by Pamela Hamilton
March 31, 2021

A moving portrait of Dorothy Hale, the legendary 1930s American socialite immortalized in one of Frida Kahlo’s most celebrated paintings.

In  her vibrant debut novel Pamela Hamilton delivers glamour, romance, tragedy, a close and stormy friendship with famed playwright and Vogue and Vanity Fair editor Clare Boothe Luce and an enchanting story of a woman navigating incredible wealth and power in New York, Paris, Hollywood, and grand estates of the Gold Coast—a perfect book club read. READ ON

· Kirkus Starred Review · Booklife by Publishers’ Weekly Editors Pick
· Winner of the 2021 National Indie Excellence Award · National Indie Excellence Awards Silver Medal · Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Silver Medal
· American Fiction Awards, Award-Winning Finalist · Longlisted for the 2021 Goethe Book Award · IAN Book of the Year Award

“Surprisingly gripping… A smart and touchingly sympathetic fictional portrayal of an enigmatic woman.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An enthralling, beautifully written story full of interesting period
details… This was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down.”
–  San Francisco book review (five-star review)

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Pamela Hamilton’s career has encompassed the fields of broadcast journalism, filmmaking, publishing, and communications. She has interviewed notable figures in business, entertainment, politics, U.S. intelligence and the arts and covered some of the most significant events of the 21st century. For more than a decade, Hamilton was a producer for NBC News and was co-producer of the award-winning documentary Grateful Dawg. Based in Manhattan, she serves on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club and on the advisory board of the Art Deco Society of New York. Connect on Twitter and Instagram @PLHamilton_

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