WINNETKA – Please join The Book Stall on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. for a delightful afternoon with one of our favorite authors, Melanie Benjamin (The Swans of Fifth Avenue) at The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street in Winnetka, as she discusses her latest historical novel, The Girls in the Picture. Her new book focuses on the true story of the friendship between Mary Pickford, the first superstar of American cinema, and her friend and business partner Frances Marion, who for a time was the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood.
“Benjamin fully captures the giddy excitement of the blossoming movie business in the 1910s and 1920s and has chosen intriguingly flawed protagonists with compelling life stories that aren’t widely known today. This engrossing and rewarding read provides the same mixture of well-researched plot and fascinating characters [that has] made Benjamin’s previous novels so outstanding.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. She lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel. For more information or to reserve a signed copy of The Girls in the Picture, please contact The Book Stall, 847-446-8880, [email protected].