Read Any Good Books Lately?

I love to read, but sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to sit down and relax with a good book. The summer makes it a bit more inviting, since you can lounge by the pool or on the beach and dig into a great read. My preference in books runs the gamut – everything from history, fiction, current events, etc. But I also like a good fluff/chick-lit book every now and again too. Mindless entertainment!

But the last good book I read is a memoir called Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart.

I first saw it in the gift shop at the Breakers mansion in Newport and the cover and title intrigued me. It’s the tale of Marjorie’s summer spent living in New York City and working at Tiffany’s in 1945. Stories of World War 2 compete with those of date nights out on the town and cello concerto performances by Marjorie.

It’s a great look into a different time and place –and this is one as seen through the eyes of a college girl from Iowa in the 1940’s. It also serves to remind me how the city is a constantly changing, ever-evolving place. It’s so alive and full of energy and that’s one of the many reasons why I love it!

Tiffany's then

And now



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