Alix Wilber's blog

Second Acts

F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked that there are no second acts in American lives. But then he didn‚Äôt know about e-publishing. 

In 1991, W.W. Norton published my first novel, The Wives’ Tale. It was well reviewed; it made back its modest advance; it got translated into German and Dutch; it was republished as a trade paperback; it got optioned a few times by various directors who thought they might like to make a movie out of it (though none of them did). And then, like most books, it gradually faded from view.