Join Becky Anderson as she talks to New York Time’s bestselling author Melanie Benjamin about her new novel, The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Set in New York City in the 1950s, socialite “Babe” Paley befriends author Truman Capote. Capote gains access to the lives of Manhattan’s elite through Babe and her circle of wealthy female friends known as the Swans. Capote creates a scandal when he betrays his friends by publishing their secrets. The Swans of Fifth Avenue is the latest book from Melanie Benjamin, the author of The Aviator’s Wife, Alice I Have Been, and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.