Marjorie Hart, author of Summer at Tiffany, spent the summer of 1945 in New York City. She and her friend, Marty, college students at the University of Iowa, became the first women to work the floor at Tiffany's, when they became pages at the store.
Marjorie was a naive, innocent girl from a small town in Iowa, and the wonders of NYC left her awestruck. She tells stories on herself, about learning to run an elevator, and dropping pearls in the elevator. She had stars in her eyes as she told of Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich visiting the store. She had a wartime romance, and was in Times Square for the VJ Day celebration.
Everything from the prices during the war years to movie stars and restaurants takes the reader back to a summer that was magical to the author, a time of innocence.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
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