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The Secret Lives of Dresses

The Secret Lives of Dresses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McKean, Erin

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Dora has always taken the path of least resistance. She went to the college that offered her a scholarship, is majoring in vagueness studies, and wears whatever shows the least dirt. She falls into a job at the college coffee shop, and a crush on her flirty boss, Gary. Just when ...she's about to test Gary's feelings, Mimi, the grandmother who raised her, suffers a stroke. Dora rushes back home to Forsyth, NC, and finds herself running her grandmother's vintage clothing store. The store has always been a fixture in Dora's life; though she grew up more of a jeans-and-sweatshirt kind of girl, before she even knew how to write, Mimi taught her that a vintage 1920s dress could lift a woman's spirit. While working there, Dora befriends Mimi's adorable contractor, Conrad. Is he after Dora, or is working from a different blueprint? And why did Mimi start writing down--and giving away--stories of the dresses in her shop? When Mimi dies, Dora can't get out of town fast enough and cedes control of the store to her money-hungry aunt who wants to turn it into a t-shirt shop for tourists. But ultimately, she returns to Forsyth, willing to battle whatever may stand in the way of her staying there. Dora can trade her boring clothes for vintage glamour, but can she trade her boring life for one she actually wants?
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ISBN 9780446555722
Released AU 10 Feb 2011
Publisher Time Warner Trade Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780446555722
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Time Warner Trade Publishing
Imprint Warner Books Inc
Released 10 Feb 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McKean, Erin
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love stories, North Carolina, Young women, Self-actualization (Psychology), Vintage clothing
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade