Melanie Benjamin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended college there. She has been an avid reader all her life and firmly believes that a lifetime of reading is the best education a writer can have. After college Melanie married and moved to the Chicago area to raise her children, but the desire to write was always there in the background. Soon she began writing for local magazines and newspapers before venturing into fiction. As Melanie Hauser she published two contemporary novels. Now writing as Melanie Benjamin, she's incorporated her passion for history and biography into ALICE I HAVE BEEN her first historical novel; THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB is her second, and was published July 2011. Her book,The Aviator's Wife, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2013. The Swans of Fifth Avenue made the iBooks best seller list in 2016. Melanie and her family still live in the Chicago area where she enjoys writing, taking long walks, and gardening. (Bowker Author Biography)
Meetings are led by librarians from the main branch of the Kanawha County Public Library. This meeting will be held in the VIP/Community Room in Panera Bread at the Charleston Town Center Mall. Meetings are from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Books are available at the Kanawha County Public Library - Main. (BookDivasReads)… (more)
Event location: VIP/Community Room - Panera Bread, Charleston Town Center, Charleston, West Virginia
From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion. Please join us!
Book Group The Gathering is a book club that meets on the last Thursday of every month to discuss the assigned book as well as enjoy quality time with other book lovers. Expand your horizons! Join this month, making relationships that will last a lifetime! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Book Group The group will discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin, a behind-the-curtain look on the marriage of one of America's most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. New participants are always welcome! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Melanie Benjamin, The Aviator's Wife Melanie Benjamin, author of the national bestseller, Alice I Have Been (2010) and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (2011), delivers another stellar historical novel based on the experiences of an extraordinary woman. In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Fictional biography at its finest; serious readers may want to pair this with the recently published Against Wind and Tide, the sixth and final volume of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s copious letters and journal entries." (Margaret Flanagan, Booklist)
Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.
Please register! 708.422.8522 or ww.evergreenparklibrary.org (MarDeer)… (more)
Spend a Friday night at the library for a special after-hours event with author Melanie Benjamin - Author, who visits us as the finale to our "One Book, One Community" initiative this winter.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Register online at the link provided, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.
"One Book, One Community” aims to bring members of our community together through a shared experience of literature. This year’s selected title is The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin.
In the spirit of "Loving Frank" and "The Paris Wife," "The Aviator’s Wife" pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Despite Mrs. Lindbergh’s own major achievements—she was a successful author and the first licensed female glider pilot in the US—she is viewed by the public merely as “the aviator’s wife.” in this vividly imagined novel, Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure through dizzying highs, devastating lows, and the unwavering scrutiny of the public. (vapld)… (more)