The Chameleon by Sugar Rautbord

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Claire Organ was born a Christmas baby right in the middle of better dresses in Marshall Fields Department Store, to Violet Organ in 1924. Her father has disappeared but a trio of "aunties" (her mother plus two fellow salesladies at the store) make up the most loving and attentive family a young girl could have.

About Sugar Rautbord

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Rautbord has been a contributing editor to Town & Country, Connoisseur, and Chicago Magazine. She is nationally recognized for her fund-raising and civic work. She is active in high society and heads a consulting firm.
Published December 12, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 516 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Claire’s abandoned mother, Violet Organ, a dreamy-eyed, shy saleswoman at Marshall Fields in Chicago in 1924, gives birth to Claire in the Fine Dress Department “amid the pearl necklaces, silk lingerie, high-fashion shoes, and women’s fancy custom apparel directly beneath Louis Comfort Tiffany’s ...

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For Claire Organ Harrison Duccio Lefkowitz Grant, besides being gorgeous, is gifted with a remarkable ability to reinvent herself time and time again, ostensibly as a matter of survival and to protect her children.

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