Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

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“Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan…. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.”

USA Today

 

“[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true….I loved every moment!”
  —Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine

 

A memoir acclaimed as “reminiscent of The Best of Everything and Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (BookPage), Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart is the true story of two best friends experiencing the time of their lives in New York City during the summer of 1945. The Cleveland Plain Dealer raves, “Hart writes about that stylish summer with verve, recollecting with a touching purity a magical summer in Manhattan, seen through the eyes of two 21-year-olds, just as the end of World War II approached.”

 

About Marjorie Hart

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Marjorie Hart is the former chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of San Diego and a professional cellist. She lives in La Mesa, California.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Along the way, they developed crushes on men in uniform and endured such mild work traumas as a string of pearls coming undone in an elevator, but the undoubted highlight of their summer was joining two million other revelers in Times Square on August 14 when Truman announced victory in Japan.

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After Marty brazenly drags Marjorie into the store and, using a reference that may or may not come through, more or less demands jobs for them --- making them the first female pages in the history of Tiffany --- their lives take a dramatic and fantastic upswing.

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Entertainment Weekly

There's a lot that is sweetly nostalgic in Summer at Tiffany, Marjorie Hart's memoir about the summer of 1945, when she and her best friend, Marty, got jobs at Tiffany's.

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USA Today

The reader experiences the city's pre-air-conditioning summer swelter, the clothes, the social mores, the theaters and the people Hart encounters at Tiffany, everyone from its Irish shipping clerks to its high-society clientele.The biggest surprise of the memoir is Hart's ability to make the dile...

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