Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

I first learned of Melanie Benjamin when I helped promote her novels, Alice I Have Been and  The Autobiography of Tom Thumb. While I haven't been able to make room for all her books in my reading schedule, I would like to get to this one when it comes out later this month.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week is:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife comes an enthralling new novel about Truman Capote’s scandalous, headline-making, and heart-wrenching friendship with Babe Paley and New York’s society “swans” of the 1950s.

Centered on two dynamic, complicated, and compelling protagonists—Truman Capote and Babe Paley—this book is steeped in the glamour and perfumed and smoky atmosphere of New York’s high society. Babe Paley—known for her high-profile marriage to CBS founder William Paley and her ranking in the International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame—was one of the reigning monarchs of New York’s high society in the 1950s. Replete with gossip, scandal, betrayal, and a vibrant cast of real-life supporting characters, readers will be seduced by this startling new look at the infamous society swans.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I just finished this one last week, and I loved it! Hope you do, too. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “JUST FALL”

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for visiting, Laurel. I appreciate your loyal readership.