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The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Between the Lines Book Club

2020-12-15 15:00:00 2020-12-15 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event. Dyer-Schererville

Tuesday, December 15
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-15 15:00:00 2020-12-15 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event. Dyer-Schererville

The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event.

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

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Dyer-Schererville

Phone: 219-322-4731

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 26
Mon, Nov 23 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Nov 24 Closed
Wed, Nov 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Nov 26 Closed
Fri, Nov 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 29 Closed

About the branch

The Dyer-Schererville Branch is located in Schererville on the south side of US 30 (Lincoln Highway), just west of US 41 (Indianapolis Boulevard) at Fountain Park Drive. The branch features a warm and inviting atmosphere with wood furnishings, subtle colors, brick accents, and friendly staff. Along with a large collection of books, audio, and DVDs for all ages, eighteen internet stations and free WiFi are provided. Educational and entertaining events occur monthly. Visit Check Out to apply for a library card and stop by Information for help with locating materials, using a computer, or finding a good book to read.

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