Narrator Chat: Cassandra Campbell & Paul Boehmer take on Truman Capote and THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE

Truman Capote was known as many things—a brilliant writer, a brilliant gossip, and indeed, an iconic voice (both on and off the page).

Bestselling historical fiction author Melanie Benjamin is back, and has brought listeners her most glamorous and intriguing cast of characters to date featuring legendary writer Truman Capote and the colorful company he kept. Read more

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Truman Capote and The Swans of Fifth Avenue

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is The Swans of Fifth Avenue. It is the story of Truman Capote and New York’s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New York’s “Swans”. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swans’s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. Read more

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