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A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

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Also by Therese Anne Fowler:

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, April 2020
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A Good Neighborhood, March 2020
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A Good Neighborhood, February 2020
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A Well-Behaved Woman, October 2018
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A Well-Behaved Woman
Therese Anne Fowler

A Novel of the Vanderbilts

St. Martin's Press
October 2018
On Sale: October 16, 2018
Featuring: Alva Vanderbilt
400 pages
ISBN: 1250095476
EAN: 9781250095473
Kindle: B07B8WH8G8
Hardcover / e-Book
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Historical

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family in as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

In 1883, the New York Times prints a lengthy rave of Alva Vanderbilt's Fifth Ave. costume ball—a coup for the former Alva Smith, who not long before was destitute, her family's good name useless on its own. Marrying into the newly rich but socially scorned Vanderbilt clan, a union contrived by Alva's best friend and now-Duchess of Manchester, saved the Smiths—and elevated the Vanderbilts.

From outside, Alva seems to have it all and want more. She does have a knack for getting all she tries for: the costume ball—no mere amusement—wrests acceptance from doyenne Caroline Astor. Denied a box at the Academy of Music, Alva founds The Met. No obstacle puts her off for long.

But how much of ambition arises from insecurity? From despair? From refusal to play insipid games by absurd rules? —There are, however, consequences to breaking those rules. One must tread carefully.

And what of her maddening sister-in-law Alice? Her husband William, who's hiding a terrible betrayal? The not-entirely-unwelcome attentions of his friend Oliver Belmont, who is everything William is not? Her own best friend, whose troubles cast a wide net?

Alva will build mansions, push boundaries, test friendships, and marry her daughter to England's most eligible duke or die trying. She means to do right by all, but good behavior will only get a woman so far. What is the price of going further? What might be the rewards? There's only one way to know for certain…

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