Teaser Tuesdays: The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. The idea is to open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. And try not to include spoilers!

I know I just shared with you this book’s beginning, but that’s how good it is! Below you will find a quick picture of life in World War II. The first sentence relates a concept I was already familiar with; but the second was news to me. Here’s my teaser:

Some young women even drew seams up the back of their legs to simulate stockings or hose, much of which had gone to war where their fabric was needed for parachutes. If you were a woman handy with a needle and thread, you might get that fabric back in another incarnation: many young brides had taken to fashioning wedding dresses from the very parachutes that had brought their loves safely back down to earth.

Did you know about the parachute wedding dresses? What an evocative image. Still enjoying this book!

And what are you reading this week?

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

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