Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Upcoming Event: Author Elizabeth Oberbeck

The Dressmaker *Click here to request this book*Perrot Library will be hosting an evening with Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck, Greenwich resident and author. Ms. Oberbeck will talk about her recent book, The Dressmaker, on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at 7:30 PM. in the Library.

Ms. Oberbeck will be speaking about her wonderful novel and the fact that some of the chapters were written at Perrot! In her own words, “While the library atmosphere was conducive to quiet reflection, it also ignited my imagination and sent me happily into The Dressmaker's textured and colorful world..”

More about the book:
Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck’s debut novel, The Dressmaker, is the perfect summer read, complete with French couture, weddings and an unforgettable romance. Claude Reynaud, an old-fashioned tailor, designs his famous gowns by hand in a cluttered studio well outside Paris. One spring afternoon, a woman arrives in search of a wedding dress and shatters all his composure: Valentine de Verlay is charming, beautiful, sophisticated, and, of course, engaged. Though he has long since given up on romance in favor of his work, Claude is instantly smitten. As Valentine’s wedding approaches, Claude finds it impossible to keep a safe distance, and everything he’s come to rely on in his small, focused life looks ready to collapse. The Dressmaker is an enchanting portrait of another world, and, above all, a sly and irresistible love story.

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