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The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
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Oct 25, 2016 | 400 Pages
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People’s Book of the Week • USA Today’s #1 “New and Noteworthy” Book • Entertainment Weekly’s Must List • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick

“Exceptional storytelling . . . teeming with scandal, gossip and excitement.”—Harper’s Bazaar

“This moving fictionalization brings the whole cast of characters back to vivid life. Gossipy and fun, it’s also a nuanced look at the beauty and cruelty of a rarefied, bygone world.”People

“The era and the sordid details come back to life in this jewel of a novel.”O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Shamelessly gossipy . . . a catty, juicy read that’s like a three-martini lunch.”USA Today
 
“[Captures] the mesmerizing sparkle and scandal of New York high society in the 1950s.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Tantalizing . . . Readers will fall into a world of glitz, glamour and the exciting life of the rich and famous. The details and conversations are so rich, you may forget you’re reading a novel.”—Associated Press
 
“Highly entertaining.”The Washington Post

“Take Gossip Girl and move it to the 50s.”theSkimm
 
“[Melanie] Benjamin has given us a compelling look at an American icon, a talented yet vulnerable man, and the complex woman he loved in his own distinctive way.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The strange and fascinating relationship between Truman Capote and his ‘swans’ is wonderfully reimagined in this engrossing novel. It’s a credit to Benjamin that we end up caring so much for these women of power, grace, and beauty—and for Capote, too.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
 
“A delicious tale . . . Melanie Benjamin has turned Truman Capote’s greatest scandal into your next must-read book-club selection.”—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
 
“Reading The Swans of Fifth Avenue is like being ushered into a party where you’re offered champagne and fed the sumptuous secrets of New York’s elite—without having to pay the price afterward. The swans are outmatched only by the elegance of Melanie Benjamin’s prose—captivatingly earnest and sophisticated.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers
 
“Benjamin convincingly portrays a large cast of colorful historical figures while crafting a compelling, gossipy narrative with rich emotional depth.”Library Journal
 
“The beautiful people of the fifties and sixties glitter in this riveting tale of betrayal and greed. . . . Irresistible, astonishing, and told with verve . . . not to be missed.”—Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe
 
“The season’s must-read guilty pleasure, a delicious amalgam of wit, gossip, beauty, and scandal, meticulously researched and cleverly imagined . . . From Truman Capote’s devious charm to Babe Paley’s tragic glamour, Melanie Benjamin conjures, in vivid detail, a lost world.”—Michael Callahan, author of Searching for Grace Kelly
 
“A deliciously spiky novel of love and betrayal.”—Alex George, author of A Good American
 
“Heart-rending . . . at once gossipy, intimate, poignant, and astonishingly perceptive.”—Robin Oliveira, bestselling author of I Always Loved You
 
“A compulsively readable tale of friendship, betrayal, tragedy, and unconventional love.”—Renée Rosen, bestselling author of What the Lady Wants

“A beautifully written story of friendship, love, and betrayal, The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a fascinating look at a gossipy, glamorous world filled with brilliant and vulnerable people. Every moment of triumph and tragedy is riveting, and Melanie Benjamin makes this gilded world come alive in a funny and moving novel that captivates from the first page to the last.”—Edward Kelsey Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat


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