Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …
What’s Your Read?
Perhaps this was not the book to begin whilst in a sick fog of slimy tissues, endless mugs of tea, and inescapable pajamas. Then again, Melanie Benjamin’s descriptions of the high life are luscious enough to make me feel like I’m in sweats and a layer of goo on a good day. And I do mean that in the best way.
The ideal life carries a lot of baggage, and the impeccably glamorous Babe finally has a trusted friend to share the truth with. Unfortunately, that confidant is Truman Capote. A glamorous sheen covers the underbelly of Manhattan elite, but Truman is a master at peeling away the layers. Shared gossip leads to literary scandal that threatens Babe and all of The Swans of Fifth Avenue.