Fic­tion

The Dress­mak­ers of Prospect Heights

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September 1, 2021

It is 1924 and the jazz age is in full swing, even in Brook­lyn, NY. 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, and runs away to Man­hat­tan. Her depar­ture sets into motion a series of events that will force each woman to con­front the painful secrets of her past in order to move into the hap­pi­er future she seeks. Mov­ing from the bustling streets of ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry New York City to late nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry Rus­sia, and the live­ly quar­ters of New Orleans in the 1910s, The Dress­mak­ers of Prospect Heights is a sto­ry of the fam­i­lies we are born into and the fam­i­lies we choose, and of the unbreak­able bonds between women.

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