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Also by Jennifer Chiaverini:

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, January 2013
The Giving Quilt, November 2012
Sonoma Rose, March 2012
The Union Quilters, February 2012
The Wedding Quilt, November 2011
The Union Quilters, March 2011
The Aloha Quilt, April 2010
A Quilter's Holiday, November 2009
The Lost Quilter, April 2009
The Winding Ways Quilt, April 2008
The Quilter's Homecoming, January 2008
The New Year's Quilt, November 2007
Circle of Quilters, January 2007
An Elm Creek Quilts Album, October 2006
The Sugar Camp Quilt, January 2006
The Christmas Quilt, November 2005
The Master Quilter, April 2005
Return to Elm Creek, October 2004
The Quilter's Legacy, April 2004
An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler, November 2003
The Runaway Quilt, April 2003
Elm Creek Quilts, October 2002
The Cross-Country Quilters, April 2002
Round Robin, April 2001
The Quilter's Apprentice, April 2000

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Jennifer Chiaverini

January 2013
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Featuring: Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley; Mary Todd Lincoln
352 pages
ISBN: 0525953612
EAN: 9780525953616
Kindle: B008BM4NFC
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.

In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.
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.


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