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Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.

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  • 101 of 113 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch CFIC CHI MIS (Text) 34207001738195 Adult Fiction - Inspirational Checked out 04/11/2017
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron fic (Text) 75253000044258 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/18/2017
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Attica PL - Attica F CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER (Text) 74231000104612 Adult Fiction Available -
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Brazil PL - Brazil CHIAVERINI (Text) 38160000328037 Second Floor, Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780525953616 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal "modiste," responsible not only for creating the First Lady's gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world. Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley's memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her, but in the decades since, Keckley's story has languished in the archives. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Chiaverini brings history to life in rich, moving style.
Subject: Keckley, Elizabeth, approximately 1818-1907 > Fiction.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Presidents' spouses > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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