"I opened the beveled-glass door under the sign announcing Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in ornate bronze. A new sign with a new name. Fine. I felt new too."Who's this "new" person? That's what this first paragraph makes me want to know. She — I assume it's Clara because of the title of the book — looks around the showroom as she enters and notices:
"It was the oil lamps that bothered me. Their blown-glass shades sat above squat, bulbous bases too earthbound to be elegant. Mr. Tiffany was capable of more grace than that."So now I wonder if she knows him or merely knows ABOUT him. This book is off to a good start, in my opinion.
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