Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker


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$17.00  $15.64
Dutton Books
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5.3 X 0.84 X 8.01 inches | 0.64 pounds
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About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Fates and Traitors, Enchantress of Numbers, and other acclaimed works of historical fiction, as well as the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.


Praise for Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

"Required Reading...The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress and confidante. After the president's assassination, Keckley created the Mary Todd Lincoln quilt and also a scandalous memoir. A new spin on the story."--New York Post

"Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the first lady's most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante."--Harper's Bazaar

"Chiaverini has drawn a loving portrait of a complex and gifted woman...Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker helps to illuminate the path on which her long and remarkable life led her."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"All the characters are brilliantly written, and readers will enjoy getting to know them. [Chiaverini] brings to life long-forgotten snapshots of America's past with style, grace and respect."--RT Book Reviews

"Taking readers through times of war and peace as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary woman, the author brings Civil War Washington to vivid life through her meticulously researched authentic detail. Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate; the reader truly feels drawn into the intimate scenes at the White House."--Library Journal

"Nuanced...a welcome historical."--Publishers Weekly

"A compelling fictional account of Keckley's life."--Bookpage

More Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini

"Chiaverini's themes of love, loss, and healing will resonate with many, and her characters' stories are inspiring."--Publishers Weekly

"Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive."--RT Book Reviews

"Emotionally compelling."--Chicago Tribune

"Jennifer Chiaverini has made quite a name for herself with her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series. From the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties to contemporary settings, these novels have offered suspense, romance, and, at times, in-depth looks into the social, political, and cultural differences that helped shape a nation."--BookPage

"Chiaverini excels at weaving stories and at character development. We can relate to the residents of Elm Creek Valley because they remind us of folks we know--a cousin, an aunt, or a grandmother."--Standard-Examiner (Utah)