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The Secret Lives of Dresses

Blogger Erin McKean's first book, 2011's The Secret Lives of Dresses, is a coming-of-age story with a fashionable twist. Following aimless college student Dora as she returns home to help her ailing grandmother, Mimi, she sets up shop at the family's vintage clothing store. More of a jeans-and-sweatshirt girl, Dora discovers that Mimi has stashed away secrets on pieces of paper tucked into the inventory but also that a money-hungry aunt wants to turn the shop into a touristy t-shirt stand.

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