In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories. From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day.
The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s–history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever.
For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men.
From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.
From one of the world’s best story tellers comes a riveting fiction that raises the bar and makes the audience want more . As the writer effectively in clear terms points out in the foreword what the book is really all about. As she says : ” The wedding dress is the story of eighty- two years and five generations of a remarkable family who live through fascinating times in history from the Crash of 29 to Pearl Harbor, the Second World War, the drug days and the social changes of the 70’s, all the way to the high- tech days of dot-com era and into the present.The women of each generation – although very different from each other – are strong and keep the family together through turbulent times. Linked by blood and history, they form a chain of survival from one generation to the next, and three of them wear the exquisite wedding dress , which has been carefully kept as as memory from the past brought alive again in the present, and a promise of the future”.
The Wedding Dress
Fiction : General Fiction
Adult & Contemporary Romance,
Pan ǀ Rs 450 ǀ 320pp ǀ Paperback ǀ B Format
* The book is also available in digital edition. The Print edition will be out in June.