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  Photo courtesy of Flatiron Books

Photo courtesy of Flatiron Books

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy by Elizabeth Winder

In Elizabeth Winder’s tribute to tent-poles of American culture Marilyn Monroe and New York City, readers follow the megawatt movie star as she flees the frustrations of Hollywood for a new identity in New York. In one magical year, she shakes off a stereotype to romance Arthur Miller, take to Truman Capote and bury herself in books. It’s a story rarely told of Monroe—one of happiness and independence; a woman coming into her own.  In doing so, she made decisions that forever changed the course of her comet-like career. $27.99, Flatiron Books, US.MacMillan.com