Pamela Binnings Ewen


Pamela Binnings Ewen is the author of one nonfiction book, Faith on Trial, and seven novels, including The Moon in the Mango Tree, awarded the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award, and The Queen of Paris, now selling worldwide. After practicing law for many years, she retired to write. She is a founder of the Northshore Literary Society in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. She’s also served on the boards of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and Tennessee Williams Festival.


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
House Committee Room 4
Fiction: Courageous Women Navigate Fate, Politics, and War
with Kimberly Brock, Pamela Binnings Ewen, A.D. Nauman, Irina Zhorov, and moderator Megan Holt

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Émilienne : A Novel of Belle Époque Paris

A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book

An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Fiction Books of Spring

From the bestselling author of The Queen of Paris comes a glittering new novel about youth, beauty, and having the courage to carve your own path in a world on the brink of war.

Pamela Binnings Ewen’s newest novel reveals the story of Émilienne, once the most beautiful, sought-after woman in Paris during the Belle Époque, the era of peaceful years just before World War I. As a girl, Émilienne fights her way through poverty in Montmartre, drawn to the lights of Paris below. Soon, she stars at the Folies Bergère, mistress of kings and princes, known as the most beautiful woman in Europe.

But, happiness is elusive, and youth and beauty are fragile. And where is love? As clouds of war begin darkening Europe, Émilienne’s young friend, Coco Chanel, has other ideas of how to survive in a man’s world. Strong ideas. Now, as Émilienne fights to survive, Coco’s star rises.


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