Category: Judy Alter

Book Review: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Book Review: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Posted June 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Born to a society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and become one of the major robber barons of the city, […]


Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Cover Reveal: The Gilded Cage by Judy Alter

Posted February 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

“The Gilded Cage is a wonderful recreation of early Chicago and the people who made it what it is. Central character Cissy Palmer is a three-dimensional, real, vibrant person. The Gilded Cage is fiction, but firmly based on fact—the Chicago Fire, the prisoners from the War Between the States interred in Chicago, the newcomer Potter Palmer, the explosive growth of wealth in a prairie town, deep poverty adjacent to great riches—the American experience laid bare. You don’t have to be a Chicagoan to love this book.” -Barbara D’Amato, author of Other Eyes