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Author Allison Pataki tells PEOPLE all the things she was surprised to learn about Marjorie Merriweather Post while doing research on the American businesswoman for her new novel The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Allison Pataki attends the Build Series at Build Studio on May 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
MRS. MARJORIE POST HUTTON. WIFE OF U.S. AMBASSADOR. PHOTO, 1935. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

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“Allison Pataki is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction. She’s a children’s book author. She’s a mom of three little girls. She’s basically a genius, a super-powered, generous, amazing author. She’s turned her incisive, brilliant eye on one of the most interesting women, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Who knew that she had escaped the Nazis, helped the homeless, entertained multiple presidents, made millions, married four times, and lived a truly unique life of an American heiress? This is a must-read.”

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The real life of Marjorie Merriweather Post—cereal heiress, style icon, philanthropist, and internationally recognized hostess—inspired this delicious new novel from bestselling author Allison Pataki. It’s a character study of a larger-than-life character whose truth was most certainly stranger than fiction, and whose influence can still be felt today.

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Historical Fiction Through the Ages

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Subscribers to the WSJ’s weekly Books newsletter recently shared their favorite spy novels and mystery series. The genre we were most often asked to tackle next was historical fiction, a category both capacious and hard to define. Is it simply a novel that takes place in the past? The list below is restricted to books written by an author about a period earlier than her or his own—a definition broad enough to include everything from Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” to Allison Pataki’s recent “The Accidental Empress.”

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