RHRC Live! with
Melanie Benjamin

May 20, 2019 in New York, NY

Mistress of the Ritz Melanie Benjamin On Monday, May 20, Random House Readers’ Circle invites you to a fabulous RHRC Live! Event with author Melanie Benjamin to celebrate her latest novel, MISTRESS OF THE RITZ.

Guests will receive a paperback copy of THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE in the mail so you can participate in a moderated discussion of the book at the event. Guests will also receive a hardcover copy of MISTRESS OF THE RITZ, which follows a courageous woman and her husband, residents of the Hotel Ritz in Paris in 1940, who throw themselves into the dangerous workings of the French Resistance as their home—and their city—is invaded by Nazis. The evening includes a Q&A and a book signing.

The Random House Reader’s Circle Live! series—held at the publisher’s flagship office in Manhattan—is a chance for readers to come together to discuss a novel provided by Random House. These lively literary gatherings offer guests exclusive access to a deeper conversation with fellow readers, as well as the chance to meet the author for more insight into their stories.


Event Details

What was Included

  • A copy of SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE mailed to your door
  • A hardcover early copy of MISTRESS OF THE RITZ
  • In conversation interview, audience Q&A, and book signing with Melanie Benjamin
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

May 20, 2019
Doors Open at 5:30PM; Book Club begins at 6:00PM to 8:00PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Travel Details

Location RHRC Live! is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 1745 Broadway between W 55th and 56th Streets, New York, NY 10019. Random House is near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q and R trains at 7th Avenue/57th Street; B, D and E trains at 7th Avenue/53rd Street and 1, A , B, C, and D trains at 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email pr@randomhouse.com. For information regarding a press pass, please contact Katie Darcy at Random House at 212-572-2694 or kdarcy@randomhouse.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, there is no need to bring a printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on the guest list.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Friday, May 17 at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email pr@randomhouse.com. Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable. 

For more information on this RHRC Live! with Melanie Benjamin and other upcoming Random House special events, please visit http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/

About the Hosts

Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, Alice I Have Been, Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Girls in the Picture. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.