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Melanie Benjamin

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00p.m.

From the bestselling author of “The Aviator’s Wife” and “The Swans of Fifth Avenue,” “Mistress of the Ritz” is a love story for the ages. June 1940: When the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the iconic Hôtel Ritz, beautiful, reckless American Blanche Auzello, and her very proper French husband, Claude, must navigate a terrifying new reality. For the falsehoods they tell to survive, and to strike a blow against their Nazi “guests,” spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish. Based on true events, “Mistress of the Ritz” is an inspiring story of a woman and a man who discover the best in each other amid the turbulence of war.

The event will be an onstage interview with Ashley Hasty, creator of the book review website

Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.