August 13th | 2pm CST
The Social Graces | Renee Rosen
SCHAUMBURG | 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg IL 60173
ABOUT THE BOOK
The author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and the Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age. 1876. In the glittering world of Manhattan’s upper crust, women are valued by their pedigree, dowry, and, most importantly, connections. They have few rights and even less independence–what they do have is society. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor– the Mrs. Astor. But times are changing. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America’s richest families. But what good is dizzying wealth when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this is the mesmerizing story of two fascinating, complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Renee Rosen is a USA Today bestselling author. Her novels include Park Avenue Summer,Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. Her novels include, The Social Graces, Park Avenue Summer,Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She is currently working on a new novel about the cosmetic icon, Estée Lauder coming from Penguin Random House/Berkley in 2023. Renee is a native of Akron, Ohio and a graduate of The American University in Washington DC. She now lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel. She frequently visits with book clubs (either in person or via Zoom/ Skype/ FaceTime) and is available for speaking engagements once we are Covid free.