Our book for May - The Dressmaker - Kate Alcott (Scarf Exchange)

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A Scarf exchange has been added to this meetup.  Whether fashion, fall, or winter. You are not required to participate to attend.

Liberty Union Bar & Grill


A vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.

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.

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  • Joan

    just enough history combined with romance to make it an interesting and easy read

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I woke with a sinus infection and migraine. Light is hurting my eyes, I will write my thoughts on book later. Sincere apologies but I must cancel.

    May 19, 2013

  • Candy

    I will step out to allow someone else to attend. I have the book and will read it but I have many grad parties to attend so I will have to miss this one.

    May 13, 2013

    • Chris

      Thanks, Candy. That brings the number down to 10. That is the max attendance. The event is closed.

      May 14, 2013

  • arlene r.

    I have read the book. I would like to meetup to discuss on May 19.

    May 13, 2013

  • Chris

    The event is closed to any further RSVP's. There is no longer a waiting list.

    A waiting list for a bookclub is difficult. If a person is not alerted in time that they are off the waiting list they do not have time to read the book.

    May 13, 2013

  • arlene r.

    How to enter my name on the Waiting List? I was looking forward to this event but didn't see signup until the RSVP list was filled.


    May 13, 2013

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