PLOT (from the cover): 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, PREEPTED COVERAGE OF THE CIVIL WAR, AND EVEN USHERED HER INTO THE WHITE HOUSE. BUT HER FAME ALSO ENDANGERED THE PERSON SHE PRIZED THE 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...AND WHOSE STORY WILL SURELY WIN OVER YOURS.
--ALSO INCLUDES A READER'S GUIDE, READER'S GROUP QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS, AND A PREVIEW OF MELANIE BENJAMIN'S BOOK "ALICE I HAVE BEEN"
CONDITION: Book is in great condition; pages are crisp and clean; no writing; minor shelf wear to cover
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