Blackstone Audio To Release Audiobook Edition of LADY BE GOOD, The Multi-Award-Winning Gatsby-Era Novel by Pamela Hamilton

Based on a true story, the novel brings to life legendary socialite and actress Dorothy Hale and Vogue and Vanity Fair editor Clare Boothe Luce, who define the modern woman of the 1920s and the 2020s.

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — On December 6, 2022, Blackstone Audio, Inc. will release the audiobook edition of Pamela Hamilton’s award-winning historical novel LADY BE GOOD. The narrator is Saskia Maarleveld, winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones awards.

Released to critical acclaim in 2021 by Koehler Books, LADY BE GOOD has been hailed as “sweeping historical fiction that pulses with romance, drama, high society life, and tragedy. With precision and careful research, Hamilton reveals the story of a woman determined to make a name for herself in a world ruled by men and governed by money, power, and connections. The elegant timeframe and high fashion of the era, replete with jazz music and roaring parties that would be the envy of Gatsby’s crowd.”” (BookLife by Publishers Weekly)

Celebrated as “a masterpiece of fact and fiction that seems both historical and modern at the same time,” (Manhattan Book Review), LADY BE GOOD “provides an intoxicating mix of glitz, glamour, love, and betrayal, complete with a heartbreaking ending that lingers long after the final page.” (IndieReader)

LADY BE GOOD is a moving portrait of Dorothy Hale, the legendary 1930s socialite and actress immortalized in one of Frida Kahlo’s most famous and controversial paintings, and famed playwright and Vogue and Vanity Fair editor Clare Boothe Luce. The two friends defy tradition to pursue their dreams on their own terms and find themselves at the center of political intrigue. Literary Hub selected LADY BE GOOD as one of five novels with unusually affecting female characters.

Author Pamela Hamilton came upon the story of Hale and Luce when she stayed at the chic Hampshire House apartment building in New York City—the building where Hale lived and died. After many years of years of research, she discovered that Hale’s life hadn’t been portrayed in its true light.

Hamilton says, “We now have more opportunities to look deeper into women’s stories and celebrate their true legacies. The story of Dorothy Hale and Clare Boothe Luce is one of courage — I found their struggles, victories, and transformations remarkable. They fought to succeed and find their voices in a society that silenced women. They celebrated each other’s successes and broke each other’s falls. Vibrant, resilient, and magnificent in all their complexity, they define the modern woman of the 1920s and the 2020s. I hope readers will feel deeply connected to them. I’m enraptured with examining a characters’ life and seeing the world through their lens.”

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LADY BE GOOD received a Kirkus Reviews starred review and was selected as a Kirkus Best Indie Book of the Year as well as a BookLife by Publishers’ Weekly Editors Pick. In addition, it’s been honored with several book awards: the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award; the National Indie Excellence Award in the Chick-Lit category; the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in the Fiction and Historical Fiction categories; the National Indie Excellence Awards Silver Medal; Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Silver Medal; American Fiction Awards Award-Winning Finalist; and IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist for Women’s Fiction. It was a finalist for the Mark Twain Book Award for Humor and Satire and the Goethe Book Award.

VIDEO I LADY BE GOOD: The Official Book Trailer


Debut novelist Pamela Hamilton has been lauded for her “ear for conversation and talent for pacing” (Kirkus Reviews); her “remarkable talent for creating engaging and delicious scenes and dialogue” (San Francisco Book Review); and her “eloquence and precision” (Manhattan Book Review). IndieReader writes, “Hamilton instantly captivates readers. Her refined prose delivers tight, concise bursts of dialogue and vivid scene-setting. To that point, LADY BE GOOD succeeds at blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, a testament to Hamilton’s prowess as both an investigator and a storyteller.”

Pamela Hamilton is an award-winning author and a consultant who has worked with notable figures in business, US intelligence, music, and the arts, and has covered some of the most significant events of the twenty-first century. For more than a decade she was a producer for NBC News, and she was a producer on the award-winning documentary Grateful Dawg. Based in Manhattan, she serves on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club. Visit for more information.


Founded in 1987, Blackstone Publishing is an independent, privately owned company headquartered in Ashland, Oregon. Offering a growing catalog of over 17,000 titles in print, e-book, and audiobook formats, the authors we publish are as varied as the books themselves, including works by Gabriel García Márquez, Ayn Rand, Ian Fleming, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Karen Slaughter, and many more. Blackstone is home to a vibrant and eclectic community of storytellers and story lovers, providing superior content.


For more information or to request a press kit and review copy of LADY BE GOOD, contact John Ekizian at the J.G. Ekizian Agency, [email protected].

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Audiobook published by Blackstone Publishing 12/06/22.

Hardcover, eBook, Paperback editions published March 21, 2021, by Koehler Books.

Available wherever books are sold.

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