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

Published: 2011-12-27
Hardcover : 304 pages
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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 ...

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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.

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We brought in pictures of us in our own wedding dresses and had a lively discussion.
by Sherrit (see profile) 12/13/12
Get to know your book clubs wedding fashion choices
by brnoze (see profile) 08/19/12
We brought out our wedding photo albums and had lots of laughs. The group enjoyed seeing the changes we have all made in the years since we had our pictures taken. Two in our group have had 3 weddings a piece. They had some great pictures and stories to share.

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  "Magic Room"by cjhennings (see profile) 12/13/12

 
  "The Magic Room"by Sherrit (see profile) 12/13/12

A true story of a popular bridal shop in Michigan and each bride's personal stories as they purchase their wedding dress. We get to know eight of the brides personally including the owner of the store... (read more)

 
  "The Wedding Dress"by brnoze (see profile) 08/19/12

This book was a monthly reading choice for our book club. We read it and then each of us brought our wedding pictures to the meeting to share. We had plenty to laugh about because the 70's ... (read more)

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