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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Zelda Fitzgerald
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald story is well-known. As writer Budd Schulberg observed, its romantic legend is so uniquely American in all its strengths and weaknesses that it is little wonder that the life and work became mythologized.
An arresting moment occurs 20 pages into Paula McLain's novel "The Paris Wife," a book that is making its way up several best-seller lists. The narrator, Hadley Richardson, recounts "the cold morning in February when a single shot rang through the house. My mother heard it first and snapped awake, knowing instantly what had happened."