"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

WINNER OF THE CNY 2015 AWARD FOR FICTION


"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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