Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Recommended by Emily Posedel
Librarian, Encinitas Branch
Clara and Mr. Tiffany is a work of biographical fiction set at the turn of the twentieth century in New York. Clara Driscoll, the head of the Women’s Division of Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company and the one who created the iconic Tiffany lamps, tells the story from her point of view. In the era of few women’s rights, the strictest term of employment at Tiffany Glass was that women must not be married. Clara struggles with this rule and wonders if she should continue to set aside her personal life to explore her creativity in the professional realm.
Anyone who is interested in art history, Tiffany lamps, or life during the turn of the century in New York City would enjoy this book. Check it out at your local SDCL library branch or download the eBook from sdcl.org!