Mrs. Lincoln's rival: A Novel

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title Mrs. Lincoln's rival : A Novel
title_display Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel
title_full Mrs. Lincoln's Rival A Novel, Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini
title_short Mrs. Lincoln's rival :
title_sort mrs lincoln's rival a novel
title_sub A Novel
topic Children of politicians Fiction, Fiction, Governors' spouses Fiction, Historical Fiction, Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 Fiction, Literature, Presidents' spouses United States Fiction, Sprague, Kate Chase, 1840-1899 Fiction, Washington (D.C.) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction
topic_facet Children of politicians, Fiction, Governors' spouses, Historical Fiction, Lincoln, Mary Todd, Literature, Presidents' spouses, Social life and customs, Sprague, Kate Chase