The Resource The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Label
The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel
Title
The swans of Fifth Avenue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times bestselling 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. 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 high-profile 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
S93 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell and Paul Boehmer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boehmer, Paul
  • Campbell, Cassandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capote, Truman
  • Paley, Babe Mortimer
  • Upper class
  • New York (N.Y.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2201620
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510621
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 46 min.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101922781
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
1FD350C6-36A9-4719-B9EA-FD36FF41BB68
System control number
(OCoLC)933510621
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2201620
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510621
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 46 min.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101922781
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
1FD350C6-36A9-4719-B9EA-FD36FF41BB68
System control number
(OCoLC)933510621
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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