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The Aviator's Wife


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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.

New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
A February 2013 Indie Next Pick!
Chosen as a USA Today top book to hibernate with
Featured in the January 2013 edition of Good Housekeeping
Mentioned in the March 2013 edition of Fitness Magazine
Mentioned in the March 2013 edition of Ladies' Home Journal
Hungarian rights have been sold to Pioneer Books
French rights have been sold to Michel Lafon
Bulgarian rights have been sold to Hermes Publishers
Polish rights have been sold to Muza S.A.
Russian rights have been sold to Eksmo

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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb


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Listen to Melanie on the Diane Rehm Show!
An August Indie Next Pick!
Featured in O Magazine
Featured in Wall Street Journal
Featured in January Magazine
Mentioned in Chicago Magazine
Chosen by Target as an Emerging Author title

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Alice I Have Been


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A 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
Featured Pick on Maximum Shelf
Chosen by Target as an Emerging Author title

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Melanie Benjamin
Photo by Deborah Feingold

2015 Appearances

March 7, 12:00 PM
Northbrook Woman's Club
The Glen Club
2901 W. Lake Ave
Glenview, IL
Call 847-724-7272 for more information

April 16, 6:30 PM
Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center Literacy Event
Reserve 22 at The Village Links
485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, IL
Ticket information or tickets can be purchased at The Bookstore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL

May 16
Minnesota Historical Society
10:30 AM-3:00 PM, Book signing at the Charles Lindbergh Historic Site
1620 Lindbergh Drive South
Little Falls, MN
7:00 PM, Talk at Great River Arts Association
122 SE 1st St
Little Falls, MN

May 30, 1:00 PM
"Through the Looking Glass"
Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms
330 N Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Presentation celebrating the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland," including discussion of "Alice I Have Been."

October 12, 5:30 PM
Peoria Public Library
107 N. E. Monroe
Tickets and info at

November 14, 1:00 PM
"Authors to the Pointe"
Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library
Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate
Grosse Point, MI
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