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Benjamin, Melanie 1962-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 163 publications in 8 languages and 14,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  War stories  History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melanie Benjamin
The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 socialites Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious 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
The aviator's wife : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness
Alice I have been : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in her twilight years, Alice Liddell looks back on a remarkable life. From a pampered childhood in Oxford to difficult years as a widowed mother, Alice examines how she became who she is and how she became immortalized as Alice in Wonderland
The autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 meets her future husband, General Tom Thumb, and pursues limitless international opportunities
The aviator's wife : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles's assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong
Alice I have been : [a novel] by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Liddell Hargreaves's life has been a richly woven tapestry. As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she's experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only "Alice." Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year, the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories
Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents short stories that all take place in and around New York City's Grand Central Station on the day after World War II ends, including contributions from such authors as Melanie Benjamin, Sarah Jio, and Amanda Hodgkinson
The autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never growing beyond two feet and eight inches, Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Bump spent much of her life in seclusion. However, when she impressed legendary showman P.T. Barnum, she suddenly became the world's most unlikely celebrity. In this fictional autobiography, Vinnie recounts her life, her travels with Barnum, and her wedding to co-worker and fellow tiny superstar, General Tom Thumb
The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 entr?e 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. Advance praise for The Swans of Fifth Avenue "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 Time s 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." ?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." ?Lynn Cullen, nationally bestselling author of Mrs. Poe "From Truman Capote's devious charm to Babe Paley's tragic glamour, Melanie Benjamin conjures, in vivid detail, a lost world. The season's must-read guilty pleasure." ?Michael Callahan, author of Searching for Grace Kelly "A deliciously spiky novel of love and betrayal." ?Alex George, author of A Good American From the Hardcover edition
Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion by Melanie Benjamin( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform ... A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother ... A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room ... On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City's Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Now, ten bestselling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal
The girls in the picture : a novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is "flickers"--the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have given her the title of America's Sweetheart. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged both by the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender--and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world's highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures the dawn of a glittering new era--its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak
A novel by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Melanie Benjamin reveals the story behind one of America's most remarkable marriages, that of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The pair were aviators, thirll-seekers, and heroes. This book reveals both the dizzying highs and the devastating lows of their relationship
Reckless hearts : a story of Slim Hawks and Ernest Hemingway by Melanie Benjamin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 she doesn't get jealous. But when her dear friend Lauren "Betty" Bacall learns that Papa Hemingway has come to watch the bullfights and insists that Slim make introductions, she can't help feeling protective. Slim has known Papa for years. He always makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the room--even when his wife is standing right beside him. Truth be told, Slim could have learned to love him all those years ago, in the streets of Havana or the mountains of the American West. Now, Slim is sure that Papa will fall for Betty. What she doesn't anticipate is the feeling that Papa himself has changed--and their relationship will never be the same. Features a captivating preview of Melanie Benjamin's highly anticipated novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue!
Reckless hearts (short story) : a story of slim hawks and ernest hemingway by Melanie Benjamin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 she doesn't get jealous. But when her dear friend Lauren "Betty" Bacall learns that Papa Hemingway has come to watch the bullfights and insists that Slim make introductions, she can't help feeling protective. Slim has known Papa for years. He always makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the room'even when his wife is standing right beside him. Truth be told, Slim could have learned to love him all those years ago, in the streets of Havana or the mountains of the American West. Now, Slim is sure that Papa will fall for Betty. What she doesn't anticipate is the feeling that Papa himself has changed'and their relationship will never be the same. Features a captivating preview of Melanie Benjamin's highly anticipated novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue! Advance praise for Melanie Benjamin's The Swans of Fifth Avenue "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 From the eBook edition
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is "flickers"--the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have given her the title of America's Sweetheart. The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged both by the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender--and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world's highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures the dawn of a glittering new era--its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak
The autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb : [large print book discussion kit] by Melanie Benjamin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 meets her future husband, General Tom Thumb, and pursues limitless international opportunities
The aviator's wife (13 discs) by Melanie Benjamin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Alice I have been : [large print book discussion kit] by Melanie Benjamin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Octogenarian Alice, who as a child inspired Lewis Carroll's famous Wonderland character, looks back on a life marked by an implacable mother, her halcyon days in Oxford, and the sons who went off to war
Az aviátor felesége by Melanie Benjamin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reckless Hearts a Story of Slim Hawks and Ernest Hemingway by Melanie Benjamin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 she doesn't get jealous. But when her dear friend Lauren "Betty" Bacall learns that Papa Hemingway has come to watch the bullfights and insists that Slim make introductions, she can't help feeling protective. Slim has known Papa for years. He always makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the room--even when his wife is standing right beside him. Truth be told, Slim could have learned to love him all those years ago, in the streets of Havana or the mountains of the American West. Now, Slim is sure that Papa will fall for Betty. What she doesn't anticipate is the feeling that Papa himself has changed--and their relationship will never be the same. Features a captivating preview of Melanie Benjamin's highly anticipated novel The Swans of Fifth Avenue! Advance praise for Melanie Benjamin's The Swans of Fifth Avenue: "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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityHauser, Melanie, 1962-

Benjamin, Melanie.

Hauser, Melanie

Hauser Melanie 1962-....

Hauser, Melanie Lynne.

Melanie Benjamin auteur de romans historiques

Miller, Melanie

ملانی بنجامین

梅拉妮·本杰明

Languages
English (140)

Italian (7)

French (6)

Polish (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

Hungarian (1)

Thai (1)

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