Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Secret Lives of Dresses

I read this book right when it came out in February.  It is a fairly short book and moved quickly so it took me no time at all to finish it.  I could hardly put it down.  The main character, Dora, lives a vague life without much purpose or direction.  When her grandmother gets sick, she is forced to move home and take over her grandmother's vintage clothing shop.  Dora discovers that her grandmother has been writing and giving "secret lives" for the dresses in her shop.  The descriptions of the clothing in this book are absolutely beautiful.  The Secret Lives of Dresses is a heart felt, moving story about a wayward girl who finds a life full of meaning. 

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