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The Swans of Fifth Avenue - A Novel

Melanie Benjamin

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The 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. People's Book of the Week • USA Today's #1 "New and Noteworthy" Book • Entertainment Weekly's Must List • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick 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 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. 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. Praise for The Swans of Fifth Avenue "Exceptional storytelling . . . teeming with scandal, gossip

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell, Paul Boehmer

Length:

12h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

14:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

56:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:00:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:01:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:32