"Reading one of Jeanne Mackin's historical novels is the next best thing to having a time machine at your disposal. A Lady of Good Family is so immersive, so captivating, that I devoured it in one sitting." --Jennifer Robson, author of After the War is Over and Somewhere in France

a richly imagined novel about Gilded Age historical figure Beatrix Farrand, niece of Edith Wharton and one of the first women landscape designers

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A novel of freedom and frailty, desire and daring, The Beautiful American portrays the extraordinary relationship between two passionate, unconventional woman


"Jeanne Mackin's luminous novel about Man Ray and his model-mistress Lee Miller evokes the iridescence of 1920s Paris...The Beautiful American...takes readers from the giddiness of the flapper era to the grittiness of World War II. It is a brilliant, beautifully written literary masterpiece. I love this book!"
~ Sandra Dallas, New York Times best-selling author of Fallen Women

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