Online Book Club: October Announcement (The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin)


The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

I saw this book for sale on my daily BookBub email and thought it looked really interesting. I enjoy when writers (and TV shows/movies) can take childhood fairy tales to the next level. Mrs. Tom Thumb is not a character I had ever thought about, but I know about Tom Thumb. I thought this would be a fun book for the October Online Book Club.

Here is the Goodreads summary:

She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but more than a century later, her legend reaches out to us. As a child, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Warren Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P.T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and became the world’s most unexpected celebrity. Vinnie’s wedding captivated the nation, preempted coverage of the Civil War, and even ushered her into the White House. But her fame also endangered the person she prized most: her similarly sized sister, Minnie, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie’s spotlight. A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams.

Plan to join us in the discussion of The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb on October 25 here on the blog and on Facebook.

Buy the book here (affiliate link).


About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.

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