Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Publisher: Delacorte Press, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2016
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed on "tipped-in" page
Edition: 1st Edition
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Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling 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.
Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends?the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a high-profile husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman?a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.
Enter Truman Capote. This diminutive golden-haired genius with a larger-than-life personality explodes onto the scene, setting Babe and her circle of Swans aflutter. Through Babe, Truman gains an unlikely entrée into the enviable lives of Manhattan?s elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe?s powerful circle. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls ?True Heart,? Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But once a storyteller, always a storyteller?even when the stories aren?t his to tell.
Truman?s fame is at its peak when such notable celebrities as Frank and Mia Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, and Rose Kennedy converge on his glittering Black and White Ball. But all too soon, he?ll ignite a literary scandal whose repercussions echo through the years. The Swans of Fifth Avenue will seduce and startle readers as it opens the door onto one of America?s most sumptuous eras.
Praise for Melanie Benjamin?s The Aviator?s Wife
?Exhilarating . . . Anne Morrow Lindbergh narrates the story of the Lindberghs? troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.? ?USA Today
?Remarkable . . . The Aviator?s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh?s life with her famous husband.? ?The Denver Post
?Will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of [Anne Lindbergh] only as ?the aviator?s wife.? ? ?People
?It?s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.? ?The Dallas Morning News
?Fictional biography at its finest.? ?Booklist (starred review)
?An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.? ?The Washington Post
About the Author: Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator?s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.
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