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Marie Benedict

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Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories and CARNEGIE'S MAID, the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurre ...more

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Marie Benedict Right now, I am researching and writing CARNEGIE'S MAID, the story of Andrew Carnegie's early years and manner in which the women in his life, his…moreRight now, I am researching and writing CARNEGIE'S MAID, the story of Andrew Carnegie's early years and manner in which the women in his life, his mother's lady's maid in particular, changed the trajectory of his meteoric rise to turn him into the world's first philanthropist. (less)
Marie Benedict As a child, I always adored books in which the characters found a doorway to the past and got to lose themselves in another time and place. I wanted…moreAs a child, I always adored books in which the characters found a doorway to the past and got to lose themselves in another time and place. I wanted to be those characters. Now, as a writer, I get to fulfill that childhood fantasy of traveling to the past by walking through the doorway of my fiction.(less)
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The Other Einstein

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“Her quietude was not weakness; it was an ardent watchfulness that would be replaced by a roar when required.”
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“This moment in time, shimmering and blissful, was hard to relinquish.”
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“Friends did matter. Friends like these anyway, ones who were fiercely intelligent and similarly ambitious, who suffered through the same sort of ridicule and condemnation and survived, smiling. These friends didn’t take away my resolve to succeed as I’d feared. They made me stronger. •”
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