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The Night She Won Miss America

(2017)
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“Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache.” —Vanity Fair

Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she’s the judges’ top choice. Just like that, she’s catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
      Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff’s love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff’s darkest secret.

“Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.” —Town & Country

“A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag.” —Adweek

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Romance, intrigue, suspense - Michael Callahan's latest has it all, and that's not even counting the glorious, heady world of the Miss America pageant in its heyday." - Melanie Benjamin

"A heady whirl of gowns, gloves, chaperones, lipstick, escorts, cocktails, and romance. This engaging tale paints an evocative picture of a bygone era and the post-war ideal of young American womanhood." - Helen Bryan

"I can't remember the last time I got so caught up in a novel. Michael Callahan's gorgeous prose brings to life an intoxicating world of beauty queens and thwarted dreams that will sweep you away in a whirlwind of intrigue, passion, and secrets." - Matthew Pearl


Used availability for Michael Callahan's The Night She Won Miss America

Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 0-544-80997-1 / 978-0-544-80997-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-328-91583-2 / 978-1-328-91583-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-5200-7025-X / 978-1-5200-7025-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
ISBN: 1-5200-7029-2 / 978-1-5200-7029-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night She Won Miss America
Author(s): Michael Callahan
Publisher: Mariner Books
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