The Swans of Fifth Avenue
  • Author : Melanie Benjamin
  • Release Date : 07 July 2022
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Genre : Biographical fiction
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 13 : 9780345528698
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Book excerpt: Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley and her friends, the alluring socialite Swans. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman, desperately longing for true love and connection. Enter Truman Capote. Through Babe, Truman gains unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe's powerful circle. Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake-- even when the stories aren't his to tell.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : Biographical fiction
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Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley and her friends, the alluring socialite Swans. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman, desperately longing for true love and connection. Enter Truman Capote. Through Babe, Truman gains unparalleled access to ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley. People’s Book of the Week • USA Today’...

Alice I Have Been

Alice I Have Been

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Genre : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition contains an Alice I Have Been discussion guide and an excerpt from Melanie Benjamin's The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright ...

The Aviator s Wife

The Aviator s Wife

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
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A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim, history-making flights and the world-shocking abduction of their child. 30,000 first printing....

Mistress of the Ritz

Mistress of the Ritz

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Dell
Genre : Fiction
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A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife ...

The Autobiography of Mrs  Tom Thumb

The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
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Mid-nineteenth-century little person Mercy Levinia Warren Bump comes of age in the antebellum South before being invited to join the P.T. Barnum circus, through which she pursues limitless international opportunities....

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread
Genre : Fiction
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The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley. The story is set against the backdrop of New York ...

Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Although Truman Capote's last novel was unfinished at the time of his death, its surviving portions offer a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. "Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly." —The New York Times Book Review Tracing the career of ...

Reckless Hearts  Short Story

Reckless Hearts Short Story

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Dell
Genre : Fiction
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Melanie Benjamin introduces readers to the lavish, heady world of her novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue with this exclusive ebook short story! In this enchanting prequel, New York society and Hollywood royalty collide during the doomed and decadent life of Ernest Hemingway. Spain, 1959. Slim Hawks Hayward likes to think ...

The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife, a “rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies” (USA Today)—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford “Full of Old Hollywood glamour and true details about the pair’s ...

Capote s Women  A True Story of Love  Betrayal  and a Swan Song for an Era

Capote s Women A True Story of Love Betrayal and a Swan Song for an Era

Author : Laurence Leamer
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote's never-published final novel, Answered Prayers--the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote's ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his 'swans'"--...

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Author : Joy Callaway
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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“The creative sisterhood of Little Women, the social scandal of Edith Wharton and the courtship mishaps of Jane Austen. . . . The Fifth Avenue Artists Society is delightful.” — New York Daily News In a family of four artistic sisters on the outskirts of Gilded Age New York high society, the oldest—an ...

The Promise Girls

The Promise Girls

Author : Marie Bostwick
Publisher : Kensington Books
Genre : Fiction
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Three unconventional sisters are reunited in this “beautiful story about the ties that bind” from the New York Times bestselling author (Melanie Benjamin). Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been ...

The Children s Blizzard

The Children s Blizzard

Author : Melanie Benjamin
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife comes a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren. "A nail-biter . . . poignant, powerful, perfect." --Kate Quinn, author of The ...