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Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

When charming Kate Chase Sprague accompanied her father, Ohio politician Salmon P. Chase, to Washington, D.C. in 1861, she found that, rather than becoming a friend and compatriot of the First Lady's as she had anticipated, she immediately became embroiled in a long-lasting, notorious rivalry with Mrs. Lincoln due to the First Lady's jealousy of her youth, beauty and social skills.

Week of September 29, 2014

Releases for the week of September 29th include MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL, in which Jennifer Chiaverini reveals, through fascinating historical fiction, the famous First Lady’s very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague; THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman, the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century; and two books that dig deeper into the JFK assassination: FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin and HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT by Howard P. Willens.