The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights: Author Event with Kitty Zeldis

The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights: Author Event with Kitty Zeldis

Lillian Wonderly, Entertainment Editor

November 23, 2022

Community members are invited to join a moderated conversation with Kitty Zeldis to celebrate her newest novel! The event will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Avon Library Community Room. The address is 281 Country Club Rd., Avon CT 06001. You can register for free at Uhart students and faculty will be in attendance to show their support.

From the bestselling author of Not Our Kind, comes The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights, a new historical novel set in turn of 20th century New York & New Orleans, about two women, their burgeoning friendship, and the secrets they hold.

It is 1924 and the jazz age is in full swing, even in Brooklyn, New York. Recently arrived from New Orleans, Beatrice Carr is working to establish a chic new dress shop in NYC’s famous borough, with help from Alice, the orphaned teenage ward she brought north with her. Down the block, newlywed Catherine is restless in her elegant brownstone, longing for a baby she cannot conceive.

When Bea befriends Catherine and the two start to become close, Alice feels abandoned and envious of this friendship, and due to this inner turmoil, she runs away to Manhattan. Her departure sets into motion a series of events that will force each woman to confront the painful secrets of their past in order to move into the happier future they seek.