Bestselling author of PARK AVENUE SUMMER, Renée Rosen celebrates her new historical fiction novel, THE SOCIAL GRACES, in special virtual event in conversation with The Preservation Society of Newport County. THE SOCIAL GRACES will enlighten readers of one of the most remarkable feuds in history. Based on true events, Renée tells the tale of the notorious battle between Alva Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor for control of New York society during the Gilded Age. It's a fascinating story of two complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake. During the event, Renée will discuss her new book with Trudy Coxe, the CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society, who will take readers through the opulence of the Newport Mansions and the Gilded Age Newport season.
When you purchase a copy of THE SOCIAL GRACES from An Unlikely Story, 10% of the proceeds will go to The Preservation Society and you will receive an autographed bookplate from Renée, while supplies last. powered by Crowdcast
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by SheReads!
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:
Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface. She is also the author of Every Crooked Pot, a YA novel published in 2007. Renée lives in Chicago.