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Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany - Marjorie Hart This is a sweet memoir of a young, naive Iowa college girl and her best friend going to the “big” city in the summer of 1945. The detailed descriptions of the sights and sounds of the city painted an authentic picture of New York City near the end of WWII. I felt I joined Marjorie and Marty as they took their first subway and double-decker rides, lunched at the Automat, and went nightclubbing. It was great fun to read of their adventures and mishaps working at Tiffany. The descriptions of 1940’s fashion added to the richness of the story. I especially enjoyed the little details, such as the stocking stiff painted onto Marjorie’s legs dripping onto a midshipman’s white shoes (as nylons were in short supply due to the war). This was a fun, quick read that I highly recommend.