The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (Hardcover)

By Melanie Benjamin

Center Point, 9781611731866, 566pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

August 2011 Indie Next List

“In this marvelous fictionalized 'autobiography' of Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, known by many names during her miniature life but most famously as Mrs. Tom Thumb, Vinnie becomes a heroine to America and the world during the Gilded Age. A leading celebrity as part of Phineas Barnum's human curiosities in his American Museum in New York City, Vinnie uses her intelligence and ambition to bring love and admiration to the 'small' world within the 'tall' world surrounding her. Benjamin offers a poignant story that will insert itself into every reader's heart.”
— Carol Hicks, Bookshelf At Hooligan Rocks, Truckee, CA
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Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on a fascinating 19th-century icon and inspiration whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. "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. 432 pp.
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