Jennifer Chiaverini (Alpine Ave)
Schuler Books & Music - Alpine, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7pm
Jennifer Chiaverini Author Talk and Booksigning
New York Times Bestselling author of Elm Creek Quilt Series and Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini will visit for a talk and booksigning for her new book of historical fiction, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival.
Due to the popularity of this esteemed author, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are free with the pre-order or purchase of Mrs. Lincoln's Rival at any Schuler Books location, or at schulerbooks.com.
About the novel:
Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet little-known women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabether Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival.
Kate Chase Sprague was bornin 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights.
Beautiful, intelligent, regal and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her."
None that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common--political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness--but they could never be friends, for the success of one could only come at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not.
Location: Street: 3165 Alpine Ave City: Walker, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 49544 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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