I’m excited to share I’ll be doing a Virtual Signing for the release of THE SOCIAL GRACES this April.Please note that supplies are limited and you must place your order by 4/13.
Please be aware that signed, personalized copies are available to U.S. residents ONLY. Unfortunately the bookstore is not able to accommodate international orders.
All you have to do is buy a book through The Book Cellar’s website. Books will be shipped out to arrive within a week after the book’s April 20 th release date. Please see below for more details before placing your order.
Virtual Signing FAQ: What is a Virtual Signing?
A virtual signing is a way to get a personalized signed copy of a book when you are unable to attend an in-store book signing. You will order the book through The Book
Cellar’s website, indicate who you would like the book signed to, and the store will get it signed and shipped out to you shortly after the book’s release date.
What does it mean ‘supplies are limited’?
It means there are a finite amount of signed books available for sale. Once all of the books we have been allotted have been sold, then this portion of the virtual signing is
over and you will not be able to order a personalized copy of this book.
Will I get my copy of THE SOCIAL GRACES the same day it is released?
No, your book will be shipped to you to arrive within a week following the book’s April 20th release date.
Will Renee write a personalized message besides just my name (or a name I designate)?
Renee will write your name or whoever you want the book inscribed to and her signature. You may also request a brief special message, such as “Happy Birthday”,
After you place your book order, there is a comments box on the payment page. Please indicate in that comments box how you would like your book inscribed. This is where
you will put the name you would like Renee to sign the book to. Example: “Please sign to Martha” or just “Martha”. You may also request, “Please sign ‘Happy Birthday,
Sarah!’” If you do not want your book personalized, please indicate that you would like an autograph only. If you make no indication either way, Renee will sign your book but
there will be no personalization. ** Please note that personalization is at Renee’s discretion.**
May I order more than one book and have each signed to a different person?
I forgot to write anything in the comments box...what happens now?
Please contact The Book Cellar and they will be able to add it to your order. If you don’t contact The Book Cellar then your book will be signed by Renee, but it will have no
Do you have an order or purchasing question that isn’t answered here?
Please contact The Book Cellar!
The author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.
1876. In the glittering world of Manhattan's upper crust, a woman’s value comes from her pedigree, dowry, and most importantly, her connections. They have few rights and even less independence—what they do have, is society, and society is paramount. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor—the Mrs. Astor.
But times are changing.
Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America's richest families. But what good is dizzying wealth when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything.
Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this is the mesmerizing story of two fascinating, complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake.
About the Author
Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface. She is also the author of Every Crooked Pot, a YA novel published in 2007. Renée lives in Chicago.
“Rosen’s novel opens with a sly wink to that grande dame of the Gilded Age, Edith Wharton, before she deftly spins a captivating tale of her own, based upon the legendary rivalry between Caroline Astor and Alva Vanderbilt. And what a rich story it is, full of opulent balls and monstrous mansions, yet firmly rooted in the parallel struggles of two very different heroines as they fight for their dignity and rights as wives, as mothers, and as women.” —Fiona Davis, bestselling author of GMA Book Club Pick The Lions of Fifth Avenue
"As ever, Rosen shines with impeccable research and eloquent prose. Readers will relish this peek behind the curtain of New York’s most rich and famous families and follow with interest, amusement and even shock, the escapades of these strong and savvy women. Enjoy!” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
“Delightful! Prepare to be caught up in a high society feud between The Mrs. Astor and upstart Alva Vanderbilt in this wonderful novel of manners and social survival in a time before women could vote. The Social Graces is written with the talented Renee Rosen's unique blend of heart and humor and I flew through the utterly charming pages, not always sure which of these majestic women I should be rooting for.” —Stephanie Dray, New York Times Bestselling author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette
“Both an intimate portrait of two intriguing women and a sweeping depiction of Gilded Age society. Rosen’s characters leap off the page with vivid description and poignant emotion. Richly detailed and meticulously researched—historical fiction readers will love The Social Graces!” —Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to Key West
“By turns tender and devastating, this beautifully written novel kept me in thrall to the end.” —Kerri Maher, author of The Girl in White Gloves
“Renée Rosen at her finest! Pulling back the curtain on the blood-sport world of Gilded Age high society, Rosen’s captivating story of rivals Alva Vanderbilt and Caroline Astor shows what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.” —Bryn Turnbull, author of The Woman Before Wallis
"Meticulously researched and absolutely absorbing, The Social Graces chronicles the eye-popping extravagances and catty magnificence of the brassy nouveau riches who fought to seize control of high society during the Gilded Age. I can’t remember the last book that made me gasp “Oh, no!” as many times at unexpected reversals. The pages all but turned themselves!" —Julia Claiborne Johnson bestselling author of Be Frank With Me
“Renée Rosen’s The Social Graces is a fascinating look into the lives of women who created their own power in a world that granted them none. Rosen weaves a captivating story full of mounting rivalries, glittering balls, and social intrigue, but it's also a tale of women striving to manage their own lives and legacies. Enthralling, thought provoking, and memorable, this is a must read!” —Kristin Beck, author of Courage My Love
"Rosen once again brings history to life with vivid storytelling and impeccable research. Caroline Astor and Alva Vanderbilt are formidable opponents as old money clashes with new money in the battle to reign among New York’s upper crust. Rosen shares the details of their infamous parties, the salaciousness of society's scandals as well the small, personal moments that show their humaneness and vulnerability. This is a must read for historical and/or women’s fiction fans.” —Lauren Margolin, The Good Book Fairy