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The seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life change events -- Fiction,
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction,
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementErin McGraw.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.C3674 S43 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination373 p. ;
    Number of Pages373
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18819001M
    ISBN 100618386289
    ISBN 109780618386284
    LC Control Number2007045904

    I'd still read it. It's easy to underestimate just how much the last, important draft of a book digs deeply into our memories and psyches and imaginations. Soon she begins to entertain ambitions she knows she cannot share. It's the story of Nell - later known as Madame Annelle- who grows up poor and unhappy in Kansas in?? Jayne is earning her living renting cottages for summer businesses. The way I see it, faith in any kind of religious or speculative system can be ennobling, or crippling, or have any number of other dramatic effects.

    Forced to confront the legacy of the life she believed she had shed, Nell struggles to make the right choices the second time around and finds herself truly transformed. The line of the horizon looks like a seam. She takes the dollars she has painstakingly socked away, leaves Jack and the girls to his mother's care, and heads to Los Angeles, her vision of paradise. She travels alone a forbidden act to her oldest sister home where she is taught to sew. She was also a seamstress who designed her own biking outfit which was a scandalous thing since women in her day did not ride bikes.

    At 17, Nell Plat is immersed on a Kansas farm, married to Jack, a dull, thoughtless mama's boy who is disdainful of Nell's lack of culinary skills and unappreciative of her increasing renown as a seamstress. What do you think of that? I'd still read it. This year is different because Gabby wants a purple coat. But George is resentful of her career, sarcastically referring to her as "the seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard. These stories kept me reading late into the evening as I discovered the story of Maria, the forgotten seamstress.


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When Kansas comes to Hollywood, Nell's life changes once again in some good and some not so good ways, but again it is all well written and interesting.

Nell is completely unprepared for motherhood, and her first child, Lucille, leaves her mired in depression. Fun illustrations earning this book the New York Times Review best illustrated book of the year.

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I especially enjoyed Anna Laura Cantone's illustrations in this children's book. It can also teach children the importance of being kind to others.

She was frantic to be a proper matron, and she joined the Altar Society, played the organ at church, and belonged to the Redondo Beach Ladies' Club — all honorable activities that are a little dull if a person wants to make a novel out of them.

The women of this family are strong-willed and hard working. Two years later, after two difficult pregnancies, Nell persists in her piecework because her waspish mother-in-law resents its intrusion into household chores. But a knock on the door by her grown daughters, precisely the thing she has most feared, threatens to take apart the new life Nell has so carefully built.

The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard by Erin McGraw (2009, Paperback)

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This year is different because Gabby wants a purple coat. Love is in the air for Jayne. This book is a good read aloud book for older children. One of the stories tells about a beautiful wedding dress sewn for her special day and worn by many of these study women and the kindness of the women that sewed and shared it with so many.

Review: The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard

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