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As a fashion buyer at B. Altman, Dana McGarry is a tastemaker, her keen instinct for fashion trends and innovative ideas coupled with a razor sharp business sense. But like the elegant and conservative store that employs her, Dana is caught between two eras-between being liked and standing her ground, between playing by the rules and being a maverick. Dana is sensitive and beautiful, but what you see is not what you get. Behind the cool and attractive facade, Dana is both driven by her need to control yet impeded by her expectation of perfectionism. As she competes to replace women at the top of their game, she is challenged by jealous colleagues. And as she encounters wealthy suitors who want to open doors and support her ambition, she embraces Coco Chanel's mantra of "never wanting to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird." As the 1970s women's movement paves the way, the newly divorced Dana finds her path to the woman she wants to be.The Dana McGarry Series is set in an age of opportunity where women's choices have consequence and living the life they want may come at the expense of what they need.
About the Author
Lynn Steward, a veteran of the New York fashion industry, created the Dana McGarry series, set at a transformational time in the 1970s world of fashion and in the lives of multigenerational women. The novels A Very Good Life (2014) and April Snow (2015) introduce Steward's young protagonist Dana McGarry and her story is being further developed over four seasons in a one-hour drama series.