Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow

Due out January 2012

Information from MagicRoombook.com:

Jeffrey Zaslow, The New York Times bestselling journalist, takes us to a remarkable small-town bridal shop, where generations of mothers and daughters have shared precious dreams of love and life. You may not have heard of Fowler, Michigan, much less Becker’s Bridal. But for the thousands of women who have stepped inside, Becker’s is the site of some of the most important moments of their lives—moments that speak to us all. Housed in a former bank, the boutique owners transformed the vault into a “magic room,” with soft church lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that make lifelong dreams come true. Illuminating the poignant aspects of a woman’s journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for years, Becker’s has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage; some of the shop’s clientele are becoming stepmothers, or starting married life for a second time. In The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow used friendships to explore the emotional lives of women. In The Magic Room, he turns his perceptive eye to weddings and uses the tradition to explore the hopes and dreams we have for our daughters. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the twenty-first century.


Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Great choice! I wouldn't mind reading this one either.

Jan von Harz said...

Sound like an interesting read Great pick!

Anne said...

I have never seen this book before, it sounds great. Thanks for posting about it.

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