Two college-age girls named Marjorie and Marty decide to leave Iowa for summer jobs in New York City, and that's where this lovely new book begins. A true story packed with humor, romance, assorted vintage fashion moments, and World War II-era drama, it's now in book stores and at Amazon.
We're biased about Summer at Tiffany, written by Marjorie Hart of San Diego, because Melissa had a chance to work with Marjorie, and was instantly charmed by the author (a retired professional cello player and college dean), and her writing. Marjorie and her book were discovered by William Morrow editor Jennifer Pooley, who was also our editor for Alligators, so that's how we first heard about this project. Then we read Marjorie's stories of how she and Marty spent their wild summer--and how they found jobs at Tiffany--and we were hooked.
We're pretty sure you'll be hooked, too--and the vintage photos from the 1940s are a wonderful bonus.
If you want to meet Marjorie in person, she'll be appearing at two California events in May. On Tuesday evening, May 8, she'll be at Warwick's in La Jolla, and on Saturday afternoon, May 12, she'll be at Rakestraw Books in Danville (a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area). Click on the store names for more info.
Happy reading! And congratulations, Marjorie.