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Writers Present: Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin and The Children's Blizzard

In this virtual event presented in partnership with Warwick's Books, author Melanie Benjamin discusses her new book, The Children's Blizzard

Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of Mistress of the Ritz, The Girls in the Picture, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator's Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been

Her newest historical novel is based on oral histories from survivors, and tells the gripping story of the surprise blizzard of 1888. At the hour when most prairie schools in the Dakota Territory were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: Keep their students inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn't get lost in the storm?

In this program, Benjamin will discuss her writing with Elizabeth Letts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, The Perfect Horse, and Finding Dorothy.

Registration is required for this free event.
Options to purchase The Children's Blizzard with an autographed bookplate are also available.

Register at https://www.warwicks.com/event/benjamin-2021