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The roaring days of Zora Lily  Cover Image Book Book

The roaring days of Zora Lily / Noelle Salazar.

Salazar, Noelle, (author.).


2023, The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: A costume conservator is preparing an exhibition featuring movie costumes from the 1920s to present day. As she gingerly places a gown once worn by Greta Garbo on a mannequin, she discovers another name hidden beneath the designer's label, leaving her to wonder--who is Zora Lily? 1924, Seattle: Poverty-stricken Zora Hough spends her days looking after her younger siblings while sewing up holes and fixing hems for clients to bring in extra money, working her fingers to the bone just to survive. But at night, as she lies in the bed she shares with one of her three sisters, she secretly dreams of becoming a designer like Coco Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin. When her best friend gets a job dancing in a club downtown, Zora is lured in by her stories of music, glittering dresses and boys. It's a world she has only ever imagined, and one with connections that could lead her to the life she's always dreamed of. But as Zora's ambition is challenged by tragedy and duty to her family, she'll learn that all dreams come with a cost. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778305309
  • ISBN: 0778305309
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes readers discussion guide.
Includes reader's guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes bibliographical references (page 413).
Subject: Smithsonian Institution > Fiction.
Fashion design > Exhibitions > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Dance halls > Fiction.
Seattle (Wash.) > History > 1919-1933 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Scenic Regional.


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