Wednesday, January 20, 2016

“Waiting On”: The Swans of Fifth Avenue

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

Publishing January 26, 2016 by Delacorte Press.


Kay said...

This one is getting lots of interest. I like the look of it.

Unknown said...

I just saw this one a couple days ago, and I definitely want to read this one!! Great pick!!

CrystalBookSnob said...

This book sounds so fascinating! I love historical fiction and the glamorous life of high society! Great pick this week :)

Crystal @ Nerds and Knits