The Wedding Dress.

Title The Wedding Dress.
Names Steel, Danielle.
Book Number LT038744
Medium Large Type
Annotation A treasured wedding gown made in 1928 Paris is handed down through four generations of women in a family shaped by the San Francisco social scene, two world wars, the Civil Rights era and the rise of Silicon Valley.
From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the cultural changes of the '60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s -- history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them as they marry very different men. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.
Local Subject General Fiction - GFI
Family Saga (Multi-Generational) - FSG
Women's Issues - WOM
Bestsellers - BES
Bestseller - Fiction - BEF
LC Subject Wedding costume - Fiction
Families - Fiction
Generations - Fiction
Interpersonal relations - Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
Paris (France) - Fiction
Large type books
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Call Number 813/.54
Language English
Original Publication 2020 Random House
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