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Book Discussion - "The Dressmaker" - Kate Alcott

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/4/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.
Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern tycoon—are not so lucky.
On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love. - Amazon
Library: Spencer Road Branch    Map
Other Information:
 McClay Book Discussion will be held in SP Multipurpose Room 112 while the branch is closed.

Please pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk. Courtesy of THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.
Status: Closed


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