Port Jervis Free Library Event Calendar
|Time:||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Title:||THE HUB BOOK AND BREW REVIEW|
|Contact:||, 845-856-7313 x 5|
|Location:||To Be Announced|
|Description:||Novel for September: Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner
Synopsis from Goodreads: Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.
Transforming herself into Coco—a seamstress and sometime torch singer—the petite brunette burns with ambition, an incandescence that draws a wealthy gentleman who will become the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny.
Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, her sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As Co-co’s reputation spreads, her couturier business ex-plodes, taking her into rarefied society circles and bo-hemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her.
Facilitators: Kate Gessner & Taylor Sauschuck
Charge: Free except food, beverage, and occasionally the book