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Book Club: A Well-Behaved Woman by Fowler
July 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The IPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month, January – October.
Currently, we are meeting online through Zoom meetings. To attend, send an email to Michelle at Librarian@IrondaleLibrary.org, or message us through Facebook. We will send you an invitation to the Zoom Meeting along with instructions for Zoom.
About the Book: A Well-Behaved Woman / Therese Anne Fowler
Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.