“There are some books that are just meant to be read in the summer…” –XOJane and they have chosen their “4 Essential Books Meant to Be Devoured on Hot Humid Days” including: Joan Didion’s PLAY IT AS IT LAYS, Jacqueline Susann’s VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, Jeffrey Eugenides’ THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and Marjorie Hart’s SUMMER AT TIFFANY.
Here’s their take: “Summer at Tiffany is, simply put, ‘delightful.’ It’s the real-life story of a summer spent in New York City in 1945 as the masses waited with bated breath for WWII to end. Marjorie Hart, a college student, moves from Iowa with her best friend Marty to the big city to find out what life has to offer. She subsequently gets a summer job inside the four walls of the ever-regal Tiffany and Co. and spends her days and nights dining at the Automat, checking out the Manhattan nightlife with handsome sailors, and, of course, working away at the prestigious (and thankfully air conditioned) jewelry landmark. If you’re into coming-of-age stories that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, this is for you.”
And read on here.