The Downtown Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 1, in CFE member Mary Lee Corrigan's backyard. The featured book is The Widow Cliquot by Tilar Mazzeo. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.
Mary Lee's home is located in Lincoln Park.
About the book:
In The Widow Clicquot, Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life—for the first time—the fascinating woman behind the iconic yellow label: Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, who, after her husband's death, defied convention by assuming the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured together. Steering the company through dizzying political and financial reversals, she became one of the world's first great businesswomen and one of the richest women of her time.
As much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered woman, The Widow Clicquot is the captivating true story of a legend and a visionary.