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The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

(2016)
A novel by

 
The New York Times best-selling 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 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 entree 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 listeners as it opens the door onto one of America's most sumptuous eras.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
ISBN: 1-62899-883-0 / 978-1-62899-883-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
ISBN: 0-345-52869-7 / 978-0-345-52869-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
ISBN: 0-345-52870-0 / 978-0-345-52870-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
ISBN: 1-101-88553-X / 978-1-101-88553-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House, Inc
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
ISBN: 1-101-92275-3 / 978-1-101-92275-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Benjamin
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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