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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publication date April 3, 2012
Pages 458
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385344166
ISBN-10 0385344163
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

For anyone who loves the historical novels of Sara Gruen, Geraldine Brooks, and E. L. Doctorow, a barnstorming tale of an irrepressible, brawling, bawdy era and the remarkable woman who had the courage to match the unique spirit of America’s Gilded Age.

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—and whose story will surely win over yours.
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Reprint edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (April 3, 2012)
9780385344166 | details & prices | 458 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $15.00
About: For anyone who loves the historical novels of Sara Gruen, Geraldine Brooks, and E.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Kim Mai Guest (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (July 26, 2011)
9780307713483 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $40.00

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