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Roseland Library Book Club to Discuss Kate Alcott’s ”The Dressmaker”

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 1:24am


ROSELAND, NJ - Thursday, April 25, members of the Roseland Book Club will meet at 7pm at the Roseland Free Public Library to discuss April's pick, ”The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott. The club is free and open to the public, not just residents of Roseland, and new members are always welcome. The library is located at 20 Roseland Avenue, Roseland.



”The Dressmaker,” an historical fiction novel by Kate Alcott

The novel is based on the sinking of the Titanic:

     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 her personal maid on the Titanic. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men - a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman - who offer differing views of what lies ahead for her in America. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes, and amidst the chaos, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat.

The survivors are rescued and taken to New York, but when rumors begin to circulate about the choices they made, Tess is forced to confront a serious question.  Did Lady Duff Gordon save herself at the expense of others? Torn between loyalty to Lucile and her growing suspicion that the media’s charges might be true, Tess must decide whether to stay quiet and keep her fiery mentor’s good will or face what might be true and forever change her future.



Credit:  Kate Alcott

About the author:

     Kate Alcott, is a pseudonym for  Patricia O'Brien, a journalist from Chicago who covered politics in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon, is married, and the mother of four daughters. She lives in Washington, D.C.

For further information:
Roseland Free Public Library
Library Director: Christopher Lee
20 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-226-8636
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