Love in the Time of Taffeta

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Go back to prom and watch bumbling, lovable Iley Gilbert try to get it right this time around in Eugénie Olson's endearing story of love, bad behavior, and sequins.

At age 30, Iley Gilbert is thoroughly sick of trying to make it in the photo biz, and disenchanted after putting in stints at a Boston–area newspaper, a photography gallery, and even a pathetic frame shop. When she abruptly quits the frame shop, she's ready to give up for good, until she spots a compelling ad in the paper. A photographer who shoots high school prom photos is looking for an assistant. Not only that, he's willing to pay top dollar to someone who would give up Friday and Saturday nights to help take pre–prom pictures of high–school kids dressed in their finery and candid shots during the dance.

William Jasper, Prom Photographer, is not the brand of aging, greasy wedding photographer she was expecting. Rather, he's 35, strikingly handsome, and sharp–witted. Iley is instantly attracted to him and gets the sense the feeling is mutual. But William isn't everything he's made himself out to be–that is, he's not single. He's got a permanently out–of–town wife–he doesn't need a girlfriend. But Iley has lost her way, and she'll need her friends and her photos and a lot of bad proms before she can find her way back on track, away from the sleezeball, and into a life that's a little more picture–perfect.

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Eugénie Olson lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, David, their two cats, Loki and Kiddun, and their fish, Lulu. Her interests include belly dancing, low rider and hot rod cars, and makeup. This is her third book.

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An unusual day job complicates a struggling young photographer's personal life before it inadvertently sparks her career in Olson's diverting new novel (following The Pajama Game). After 31-year-old Iley Gilbert quits her tedious gig in a Boston frame shop, she finds work as an assistant to William Jasper, a sexy but married prom photographer who's a frustrated artist like Iley. Their attraction leads to series of post-prom motel room romps-a passionate relationship as dead-end as her last day job. While Iley and William take formal prom portraits, Iley idly documents the teens with candid shots. She regularly spots one promgoer ("the slutty girl, the one I hate to see for reasons I don't like to think about") with different dates at various proms, and carelessly outs her-an action she'll later regret. The reckless, self-destructive behavior of Olsen's imperfect but endearing heroine may frustrate readers, but as prom season gives way to wedding season-and the humiliating fallout of Iley and William's affair-they'll be rewarded with her growth and redemption.
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