Friday, October 6, 2017

Meryl Gordon

Meryl Gordon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Astor Regrets and Phantom of Fifth Avenue, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is considered an expert on “elder abuse” and has appeared on NPR, CNN and other outlets whenever there is a high-profile case.

Gordon's new book is Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
This happens to be a season when several friends have published books, all very different, and I have been enthusiastically devouring them. Julie Glass's new book, A House Among the Trees, is so beautifully written that I found myself stopping to re-read every sentence, about a famous but secretive children's book author and what happens to those near and dear when he dies.

Linda Fairstein's latest mystery, Deadfall, has great New York City details and she keeps the plot moving.

Betsy Carter's new novel about German immigrants in America in the 1940's, We Were Strangers Once, is wonderfully evocative of an era.
Visit Meryl Gordon's website.

Meryl Gordon's five best chronicles of high society.

The Page 99 Test: The Phantom of Fifth Avenue.

--Marshal Zeringue