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Now available in paperback:

The Aviator's Wife

New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
A February 2013 Indie Next Pick!
A USA TODAY "Book to Hibernate With"

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.

Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century—from the late twenties to the mid-sixties—and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator's Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage—revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.

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NYT bestselling author Melanie Benjamin's The Aviator's Wife, the story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her iconic marriage to Charles Lindbergh that went from a fairy-tale to devastating heartbreak and hardship and ultimately led her to reconcile her need for love and her spirited desire for independence, to producers Jennifer Garner and Jane Startz, with Jennifer Garner to star, by Bill Contardi on behalf of Laura Langlie.

The Aviator's Wife in Good Housekeeping
As featured in the January issue of Good Housekeeping

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Mrs. Tom Thumb

—An August Indie Next Pick!
—Fall 2011 Great Lakes Great Reads fiction pick!
—Target Emerging Author title!

"By turns heart-rending and thrilling, this big-hearted book recounts a fictionalized life of this most extraordinary of women in prose that is lush, and details that are meticulously researched. I loved this book."
   —Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Ape House and Water for Elephants


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Alice I Have Been

—National Bestseller (New York Times Extended List)!
—Featured on NPR's Fresh Air and Weekend Edition!
Chosen as one of Indie Booksellers' Sizzling Summer Picks on NPR's Morning Edition
—Featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and People!
—Selected as a January 2010 Indie Next Pick!
—Elle Magazine Readers' Prize Selection, January 2010

"Benjamin offers a finely wrought portrait of Alice that seamlessly blends fact with fiction. This is book club gold."
   —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Grand Central

An original short story by Melanie Benjamin:

"The Kissing Room"

GRAND CENTRAL: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion
Now Available

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....

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