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A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts


The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

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. 

Event date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Stamford Ferguson Library
Stamford, CT
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ISBN: 9781250095473
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781250028662
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 4th, 2014