Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
I am handselling this one to dozens of people each month.
It is a true story of two college roommates from Iowa who spend the Summer of 1945 in Manhattan. They get jobs at Tiffany & Co. as the first female pages on the salesfloor where they see such stars of the era as Judy Garland, Vicente Minelli, and Marlene Dietrich. Through some familiy connections, a well-established couple take the two girls to some of the posh nightclubs of the time. The gentleman of the couple turns out to be the founder of the March of Dimes.
The two girls date a couple of Navy seamen during that Summer, and they are actually in Times Square when, on the huge marquee, it is shown that Truman announces Japan's surrender in WWII.
The author is a professional cellist who is now in her 80s. This is her first book, and it is absolutely delightful. It is a cute little hardcover for about $17.
Please check it out next time you're in your bookstore.