Books by Amanda Vaill

HOTEL FLORIDA by Amanda Vaill
Released: April 1, 2014

"War, sex, friendship, betrayal, celebrity, rivalry, jealousy, idealism, foolishness and foppery—all this and more gather in the lobby of Madrid's Hotel Florida."
Vaill (Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, 2006, etc.) follows a handful of characters (some are celebrities, some not) through the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >
SOMEWHERE by Amanda Vaill
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"All the Robbins biographies have their merits, but this empathetic and accessible take is the one most likely to appeal to general readers."
Greg Lawrence exposed a monster (Dance with Demons, 2001), and Deborah Jowitt honored a choreographer (Jerome Robbins, 2004), but Vaill captures a human being in her account of the man who transformed 20th-century Broadway and ballet. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 1998

"Still her tale is told so well and so crammed with incident and revealing thumbnail sketches of the Lost Generation (often on their worst behavior), one tends to forget the relative unimportance of the Murphys themselves. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
For connoisseurs of the Lost Generation—a well-tempered biography of the wealthy American couple who knew absolutely everybody, from Hemingway to Fitzgerald to Dos Passos to Picasso, and so on and on. Read full book review >