Authors on Stage: Stephanie Lehmann
Stephanie Lehmann, author of Astor Place Vintage: A Novel, will speak at the New Canaan Library on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. This event is part of the Library's Authors on Stage program.
Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of the Astor Place Vintage clothing shop in New York City, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. When she discovers a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she bargained for. The journal is written in 1907 by Olive Westcott, a young woman who is set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, are only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. Astor Place Vintage follows the story of these two women, who are connected in ways neither could’ve imagined.