Virtual Event - Women's Speaker Series: Renée Rosen, author of The Social Graces

Monday, June 21, 2021, 7 pm

Social Graces 621 medium

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Renée Rosen, author of The Social Graces, back to Milwaukee for a virtual, BYOS (bring-your-own-snack) event on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7 pm.

Watch a recording of the event below, and consider making a donation to Lynden.

Fee: Tickets are $5 plus sales tax and ticket fee or you can upgrade to admission-with book for $17. Books can be picked up at Boswell or for an additional fee, shipped out be USPS media mail. $5 from each ticket will be donated back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Registration: Purchase tickets for the virtual event here.

For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Social Graces

The bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.

In the glittering world of Manhattan’s upper crust, where wives turn a blind eye to husbands’ infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence, society is everything. 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 money 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 a gripping novel about 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 historical fiction. 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 new novel, The Social Graces, a story about Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Vanderbilt vying for control of New York society during the Gilded Age, will be out April 20, 2021 from Penguin Random House/Berkley. 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.


©2021 Lynden Sculpture Garden