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The Pink Suit

A Novel

Kelby, N. M.

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Pink Suit
On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. Much of her wardrobe came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, named Kate, worked behind the scenes to craft the outfits. When the pink suit Kate created becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons, her already fragile world, divided between the excess and artistry of Chez Ninon and the traditional values of her insular neighborhood, threatens to rip apart.

Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316235655
Characteristics: 281 pages ;,25 cm
Alternate Title: Pink suit


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Jul 13, 2014
  • genepy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Some pages can get very technical: if you are into sawing, you'll enjoy them , if not, keep a dictionary handy , for ex, check what a "toile" is , an essential element in the book.
A pink novel indeed, not red ( a romance, subtle sexual contents), not white ( biting & harsh comments that will probably offend Jacqueline Kennedy 's fans & Irish Catholics).
Ms Kelby 's mastering of metaphors & symbolism is very impressive.

Jun 23, 2014
  • lgold08540 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very engrossing and filled with details. It is apparent that the author did her research.


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