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La Salle Library hosts bestselling author of "The Social Graces"

“Virtual Live – Author Renée Rosen Discusses, The Social Graces

On Tuesday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m., the LaSalle Public Library will virtually host USA Today bestselling author Renée Rosen, when she discusses her new novel, “The Social Graces.”

It is 1876, and in the glittering world of Manhattan’s upper crust, women are valued by their pedigree, dowry, and most importantly, connections.  They have few rights and even less independence—what they do have is society. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman.  Sweeping three decades, and based on true events, The Social Graces, is a USA Today bestselling novel about Alva Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York Society during the Gilded Age. 

In this engaging program, author Renée Rosen will take the audience back in time to an era of old money vs. new, and of the splendor and excess.  

Renee Rosen is a USA Today bestselling author. Her novels include The Social Graces, Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She is currently working on a new novel about the cosmetic icon, Estée Lauder coming from Penguin Random House/Berkley in 2023. She lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel.

The program is free and open to the public.  It will be presented via Zoom.  Registration is necessary to attend –  For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341 or email Rachael Blomquist at