Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

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.
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.


Author Appearances

January 15, 2013

Barnes & Noble

7433 Mineral Point Road

Madison, WI 53717

January 16, 2013

Schuler Books & Music

2660 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

January 17, 2013

Left Banks Books

399 N. Euclid Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

January 18, 2013

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2692 Madison Road Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45208

January 19, 2013

Warren County Historical Society

105 S. Broadway

Lebanon, OH 45036

January 20, 2013

Towne Book Center and Café

220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3

Collegeville, PA 19426

January 21, 2013

Vero Beach Book Center

2145 Indian River Boulevard

Vero Beach, FL 32960

January 24, 2013

Racine Public Library

75 7th Street Racine

Racine, WI 5403






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