Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin is a historical fiction novel about strong women doing unconventional things.
A story of Hollywood in the early days and the women that tried to balance careers, friendship, and love. Mary Pickford and Frances Marion became friends as single women making their way in Hollywood. Frances did not want a normal life and found a way to make an unconventional life for herself that included writing movies . Mary supported her family and found ways to keep her career going as the business changed. But as Hollywood and their lives change so does their friendship. Will their friendship survive as they enter relationships? What about when one is more successful? An enjoyable look at the early days of Hollywood and the strong women that helped establish it.
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