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“[A] shining rendition of Swift and Gershwin’s star-crossed love.” —Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times bestselling author

In the vein of the New York Times bestseller Loving Frank, this fascinating and compelling novel “will have you humming, toe-tapping, and singing along with every turn of the page” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) as it explores the decade-long relationship between the celebrated composer George Gershwin and gifted musician Katharine “Kay” Swift.

When Katharine “Kay” Swift—the restless but loyal society wife of wealthy banker James Warburg and a serious pianist who longs for recognition—attends a performance of Rhapsody in Blue by a brilliant, elusive young musical genius named George Gershwin, her world is turned upside down. Transfixed, she’s helpless to resist the magnetic pull of George’s talent, charm, and swagger. Their ten-year love affair, complicated by her conflicted loyalty to her husband and the twists and turns of her own musical career, ends only with George’s death from a brain tumor at the age of thirty-eight.

Set in Jazz Age New York City, this stunning work of fiction explores the timeless bond between two brilliant, strong-willed artists. George Gershwin left behind not just a body of work unmatched in popular musical history, but a woman who loved him with all her heart, knowing all the while that he belonged not to her, but to the world.

Fiction & Literature
March 2
Gallery Books

Customer Reviews

ShannKL ,

Captivating story of the Jazz Age and those who shaped it!

Rhapsody is historical fiction that weaves in the real life of George Gershwin, the musical genius and his talented mistress, Kaye Swift.

Kaye is the wife of Jimmy Warburg, a NYC wealthy banker. Early in their marriage, they establish its in their nature to stray outside the boundaries of their marriage. Kaye stays faithful until she crosses path George and her heart explodes into song. Torn between her life with Jimmy and their daughters, Kay straddles two worlds everyday hoping George will pick her. The ending will leave your heart shattered.

This book is littered with famous people of the 20’s and 30’s frolicking around NYC in the Jazz Age. Fans of historical fiction, NYC and the music of our times, will enjoy this book immensely.

Thank you NetGally for the ARC for an honest review.

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