The Pink Suit [NOOK Book]

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"Beautifully written and engrossing, The Pink Suit gives us an extraordinary alternative reality, transforming JFK and Jackie's romance into the unforgettable love story of a seamstress and a butcher. Kate and Patrick are wonderful creations, and the evocation of the early 1960s is moving and convincing. Kelby spins a compelling tale of one of the most iconic garments ever sewn, and makes it entirely her own."--Claire Kendal, author of The Book...
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The Pink Suit

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Overview

"Beautifully written and engrossing, The Pink Suit gives us an extraordinary alternative reality, transforming JFK and Jackie's romance into the unforgettable love story of a seamstress and a butcher. Kate and Patrick are wonderful creations, and the evocation of the early 1960s is moving and convincing. Kelby spins a compelling tale of one of the most iconic garments ever sewn, and makes it entirely her own."--Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You

On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit that was his favorite. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits.

While the two never met, Kate knew every tuck and pleat needed to create the illusion of the First Lady's perfection. When the pink suit became emblematic, Kate's already fragile world--divided between the excess and artistry of Chez Ninon and the traditional values of her insular neighborhood--threatened to rip apart.

Moving from the back rooms of Chez Ninon to the steps of Air Force One, The Pink Suit is an enchanting, unforgettable novel about hope and heartbreak, and what became of the American Dream.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Luxuriate in shades of pink, in descriptions of haute couture so exquisite and precise that you can feel elegant just by reading the words. Nicole Mary Kelby has stitched together from scraps of facts a compelling novel, a lovable heroine, and a living neighborhood in its last few moments of innocence. From its startling opening to its poignant ending, The Pink Suit shows us that behind events of global significance, there are unknown individuals worthy of our interest."

-Susan Vreeland, author of Clara and Mr. Tiffany and Luncheon of the Boating Party

"Beautifully written and engrossing, The Pink Suit gives us an extraordinary alternative reality, transforming JFK and Jackie's romance into the unforgettable love story of a seamstress and a butcher. Kate and Patrick are wonderful creations, and the evocation of the early 1960s is moving and convincing. Kelby spins a compelling tale of one of the most iconic garments ever sewn, and makes it entirely her own."
-Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You

"The Pink Suit is a wonderfully absorbing and richly textured novel, strikingly rendered with a keen eye for the details of art and fashion and an equally acute ear for the workings of the human heart. Kelby captures perfectly the yearnings, disappointment and aspirations of an unforgettable heroine against the backdrop of a national tragedy."

-Anne D. LeClaire, author of Entering Normal and The Lavender Hour

"One of history's most tragic and iconic outfits has long had its own strange and compelling story. Now, at last, that story has been told-and beautifully."

-Jeffery Kluger, author of Lost Moon: The Perilous Journey of Apollo 13

"The Pink Suit is a rare work, fascinating and beautifully crafted. Nicole Mary Kelby's sensuous prose is as opulent as the couture she describes."

- Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the New York Times bestseller Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316235662
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 14,466
  • File size: 377 KB

Meet the Author

Nicole Mary Kelby is the critically acclaimed author of White Truffles in Winter, In the Company of Angels, Whale Season, and the Florida Book Award winner A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, among other works. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    O, the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People gave it r

    O, the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People gave it rave reviews and so I bought this.
    I agree with the reviewer from the Spencer Daily Reporter, that said ""But in all of the books written about the Kennedy family, covering their life and presidential career from every angle, I don't think there's yet been a book quite like "The Pink Suit," by Nicole Mary Kelby. Written in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," "The Pink Suit" tells the story through the eyes of someone else. Jay Gatsby was brought to life through Nick Carraway, Jacqueline Kennedy is brought to life through Kate, the Irish immigrant who sews Jacqueline's clothes in the back room of a high-end clothing shop."" This is a beautiful novel and is a must read for anyone who loves fashion, this iconic time of our nation's history, or a well written story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2014

    A beautifully written and engaging story from an iconic time in

    A beautifully written and engaging story from an iconic time in our history. My wife was so entranced in reading it , I was completely ignored when I asked her If she wanted to take the afternoon and go shopping and I'd pick up the kids from school ... enough said !

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    17 nonsense reviews!

    Barnes and Noble please remove these.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Jen

    Is stupid.
    This is from James.

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    Posted June 26, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Im new

    Hi everybody im new here.. can anybody help me out or something? I just need someone to at least talk to... im all alone.. :(
    ~Kendall

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    Posted June 22, 2014

    Alena

    Hey anyone on

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    Posted June 23, 2014

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    Posted June 23, 2014

    Jen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    To all

    Anyone wanr s.e.x?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    To kendal

    Ill talk to you but fiirst are yoy bi cause im a girl and i want sex

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 2, 2014

    Raven

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    Posted June 1, 2014

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    Posted June 2, 2014

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    Posted June 11, 2014

    Aurora to juan

    Sup yourself btw i dont have a boyfriend if youve read that other message

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    Posted May 31, 2014

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    Hey wanna chat

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    Posted June 2, 2014

    Arizona

    Anyone here wanna fuq me at next res?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Kate is such a snobbish bore!

    Kate is such a snobbish bore!

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    Posted May 19, 2014

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