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Melanie Benjamin

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Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE, as well as the national bestseller ALICE I HAVE BEEN, and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons. She's currently at work on her next historical novel.


I'm thrilled and honored that THE AVIATOR'S WIFE is nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award - and in such good company! What I love about these awards is that they're all about you, the reader; your input is used in the nomination process, and then your votes are the only ones that count. So please, if you haven't already, vote for your favorite books in all categories, and be thankful that we h... Read more of this blog post »
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The Aviator's Wife
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 23,903 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Alice I Have Been
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The Autobiography of Mrs. T...
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"Anne Morrow Lindbergh emerges from her famous husband's shadow in The Aviator's Wife, a historical novel that covers her many triumphs and shockingly tragic life." ...More

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“I suppose at some point, we all have to decide which memories - real or otherwise - to hold on to, and which ones to let go.”
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“But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful? It is. Only I do get tired.”
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Shawntel Jefferson Good morning Melanie. Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a wonderful day.


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Melanie Benjamin Melanie wrote: "Lauren wrote: "I loved Alice I have been, haven't read your newest novel yet but looking forward to it and the one you are currently working on. You are a fabulous writer, Happy Reading!!!"

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Thank you, Alyss!


message 10: by Melanie

Melanie Benjamin Lauren wrote: "I loved Alice I have been, haven't read your newest novel yet but looking forward to it and the one you are currently working on. You are a fabulous writer, Happy Reading!!!"

Thanks, Lauren!


L.R. Green Thanks for accepting my friend request. :) I love your novels.


Lauren I loved Alice I have been, haven't read your newest novel yet but looking forward to it and the one you are currently working on. You are a fabulous writer, Happy Reading!!!


message 7: by Gina

Gina Thank you for friending me Melanie! I'm looking forward to your new novel. Can't wait!


Eileen Granfors Good luck with your book launch! I loved your book. Eileen


message 5: by April

April Thanks for accepting my friend request! I can't wait until your book comes out, it looks fantastic. :-)


message 4: by Joy

Joy Thank you for the friend invite. I can't wait to read your novel!


Melanie Benjamin Lauren wrote: "Girl, I am SO THRILLED about ALICE I HAVE BEEN. Also your new photo is lovely! Congratulations! XO"

Thanks, Lauren! (I just took the photo yesterday; new haircut! And nice natural light to diffuse all the "fine lines!")

I sent you an email AGES ago telling you I ordered MATING RITUALS...I suppose you were too busy having parties thrown by GalleyCat to respond!



message 2: by Ellen

Ellen My pal! So good to see you here!! Congrats again on the exciting new book ... I know it's going to soar. Can't wait to read it.
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Lauren Girl, I am SO THRILLED about ALICE I HAVE BEEN. Also your new photo is lovely! Congratulations! XO


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