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Exciting news from Melanie Benjamin, author of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB

March 21st, 2012

Benjamin_Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ThumbJoin Melanie in an online presentation as she shares the inspiration behind THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB! This 45-minute long webinar will include photos of many of the characters including Mrs. Tom Thumb, General Tom Thumb, and P.T. Barnum. Melanie will reveal historical tidbits as well share her writing process, and will take questions during the presentation.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 to sign up, so don’t delay! She will also give away signed copies of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB to randomly selected participants, and will provide a sneak peek at her next novel, out in 2013!

Register for the webinar here


For anyone who loves the historical novels of Sara Gruen, Geraldine Brooks, and E. L. Doctorow, a barnstorming tale of an irrepressible, brawling, bawdy era and the remarkable woman who had the courage to match the unique spirit of America’s Gilded Age.

She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but more than a century later, her legend reaches out to us. As a child, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Warren Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and became the world’s most unexpected celebrity. Vinnie’s wedding captivated the nation, preempted coverage of the Civil War, and even ushered her into the White House. But her fame also endangered the person she prized most: her similarly sized sister, Minnie, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie’s spotlight. A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams—and whose story will surely win over yours.

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Finally, Random House Reader’s Circle is giving away copies of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB. Enter to win below:

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