A New York Times Bestselling Author -- In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose former slave Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley as her personal modiste. As their relationship evolved, Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family. She saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made, piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a memoir. In this impeccably researched, engrossing novel, Chiaverini brings history to life in rich, moving style.