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The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

ISBN: 1592406610

Title: The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

Author: Jeffrey Zaslow

KDL Description:


“I just read The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow for book discussion group. It made for a really great discussion! I loved that it had a great combination of local history, history and personal stories.”—Michelle at KDL’s Walker branch

Amazon Description:

The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the 21st century.

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, beloved author Jeffrey Zaslow used friendships to explore the emotional lives of women. In The Magic Room, he turns his perceptive eye to weddings and weaves together secrets, memories and family tales to explore the hopes and dreams we have for our daughters.