SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – If you’ve ever wondered what the “old” First Ladies were like – the ones from Martha Washington through Mamie Eisenhower, then you’ll get an earful with “LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities.” Its author, Feather Schwartz Foster, a Scotch Plains, New Jersey resident, will be discussing her new book entitled “LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities” at a “birthday” celebration for Grover Cleveland at the Caldwell Public Library on Friday, March 18, 2005, between Noon-1 PM.
According to the author, “Ladies: A Conjecture….” is a book of voices. In it, First Ladies between Martha Washington and Mamie Eisenhower tell their own stories – or, to be more exact, whatever they want – in their own words and in their own styles. It crosses boundaries between fact, conjecture and, most importantly, centuries. Through dialogue-boxes, the Ladies talk to each other across Eternity, where anything is possible. The Modern First Ladies, from Mrs. Kennedy through Mrs. Clinton participate in commentary.
In honor of Grover Cleveland’s birthday (and he was born right here in Caldwell, NJ), Feather Schwartz Foster will focus on Frances Flosom Cleveland – the youngest First Lady and the only one married in the White House. Pretty, vivacious and twenty-seven years younger than her husband, she was the first “superstar” First Lady.
A book signing and birthday cake will follow the discussion.
Author Feather Schwartz Foster has been an “amateur” presidential historian for three decades. Following a long career in advertising and having written a score of children’s musical shows, she has decided to draw on her thousand-volume personal presidential library and her love of history by penning “LADIES: A Conjecture….”
“LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities” is 255-pages, and retails for $21.95. ISBN: 1-59286-361-2. It is available at www.amazon.com; www.b&n.com; or directly from the publisher at www.publishamerica.com. Or visit the author’s webpage at: www.authorsden.com/featherschwartzfoster.
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