Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

By Jennifer Chiaverini
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780142180358, 356pp.)

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

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Description
"New York Times" bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini's compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady's most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker "illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln's days.



About the Author
Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, five collections of quilt projects, and "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker", her most recent historical novel. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin.
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