Susan Gloss / Aug 20, 2019

Vintage A sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others lives

  • Title: Vintage
  • Author: Susan Gloss
  • ISBN: 9780062270320
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others lives.At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell and so do the women who are drawn there.Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory,A sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others lives.At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell and so do the women who are drawn there.Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950sViolet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage Though she knows the personal history behind each precious item she sells, Violet refuses to acknowledge her own past When she is faced with the possibility of losing the store, she realizes that, as much as she wants to, she cannot save it alone.Taffeta tea length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952Eighteen year old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken When she returns the perfect 1950s wedding dress, she discovers unexpected possibilities and friends who won t let her give up on her dreams.Orange sari made from silk dupioni with gold paisley design, 1968Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her old clothes, remnants of her past life After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears she has nothing ahead for her.An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of women s friendship and love, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it.

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      • Susan Gloss

        Susan Gloss is the author of the novels VINTAGE and THE JOY COLLECTOR She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in English and Spanish, and the University of Wisconsin Law School She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin.


    1. Vintage was a good and easy read from start to finish. It's the perfect vacation read- not too heavy, a bit cliche, and you could see the end coming from a mile away. But, nevertheless, it was a delightful and worthwhile read. My favorite part of the book was the various backgrounds that the characters came from. Despite different upbringings, we all share the common desire of wanting to love and be loved in return. There are three central characters in the book and each chapter revolves around [...]

    2. Susan Gloss's debut novel is a beautifully written novel about the intricacies of women's lives at all different times in their lives. Gloss has a way with words that at once creates beautiful images and also soothes the reader. Her prose is flowing and graceful and full of the details that make a setting and characters come alive. Her three main characters, Violet, April and Amithi jump off the page and beg the reader to take an interest in their lives. Her cast of "back up" singers is equally [...]

    3. Vintageby Susan GlossMy " in a nutshell" summaryA vintage store and some ladies with issuesat's the makeup of this book!My thoughts after reading this bookViolet loves old thingse finds them, collects them and sells them in her vintage shop.Violet seems to also collect peopleme goodme bade has a horrible ex husband, a lovely dog and a mismatched collection of friends. Basically she is happy in spite of being forced out of her lease, wanting a baby, and dealing with other issues in her life. Ther [...]

    4. I read VINTAGE during a stressful time. During the day, I couldn't wait to get back to Susan Gloss's wonderful tale of three women who meet in a vintage clothing store. I'd climb into bed and sigh as I sank into Gloss's world of vintage clothes, women's friendships, and life transformations. There's Violet, the owner of Hourglass Vintage, who faces eviction and a life without what she most wants, a baby. There's April, the unwed pregnant teen with a gift for numbers. There's Amithi, who's just d [...]

    5. This audio did entertain me. The story was very "everyday." The author did make the characters seem to be real people. It took me awhile to pick-up this book, but it was a book worth reading.

    6. ספר חמוד על כוחה של חברות נשית.סיפורן של ויולט, בטסי, אמיטי ואפריל שנפגשות בחנות לחפצי וינטג' שמנהלת ויולט. לויולט, אמיטי ואפריל ישנם סיפורים על מערכות יחסים עם גברים : ויולט התגרשה מבעלה השתיין כדי לצאת ולהגשים את חלומה, חנות לממכר בגדי וחפצי וינטג'. אמיטי שהיגרה עם בעלה נבין מ [...]

    7. I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the concept of the vintage store. I loved that it was set in Madison and I knew all the locations and places the characters visited. I liked the interaction between the female characters and that they all had such varies histories. And the short inventory summaries were a clever way to start each chapter.The problem is, I had such a hard time liking this book. The main character meets a guy from her hometown, they go see a fireworks show and then are [...]

    8. 3.5 starsDid I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It is a good women’s fiction book. I would not consider this chick lit, as it has some pretty heavy issues. However, they are dealt with care, love, and enough lightness that you don’t get down while reading. There were also quite a few moments that had me giddy and smiling. Is it one I would consider reading again? I don’t think so. But it is one I would recommend.Every now and then, I like reading stories that bring together differen [...]

    9. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Vintage. It's a wonderful, heartwarming story about women's friendships and how the beauty of the things we own comes from sharing them. Violet, who owns a vintage store in Madison, WI, loves listening to the stories of her customers and the vintage items they bring into the store, but she soon learns she may lose her store to developers who plan to take over the property. While she deals with her crisis, she befriends customers of the store who [...]

    10. I spend a lot of time reading novels set in a turbulent past or those which race the clock and leave you breathless. In VINTAGE, I found a new variety of book to love--one that enfolds you in a tale of believable characters you grow to love and root for as they struggle to come to terms with the difficult times in their lives. What could be more poignant than lasting friendship? In my own life--not much, so I related well to these ladies--Amithi, Violet, and April. This novel is reminiscent of T [...]

    11. Vintage is a nice, easy read with likeable, interesting characters. I am not into vintage clothing but truly enjoyed the descriptions of the clothes and jewellery. This novel has many funny moments and sad ones too. Real characters with real life problems. Will there be a sequel? Would love to stay connected with these people.

    12. I took a chance on this book. So glad that I did. This book is a delightful treasure of a read! Violet would be happy that I called this book a treasure. I loved all three women in their own ways. The one thing that they all had in common is that they did not just sit around feeling sorry for themselves, they got up did things that empowered them as strong, independant women. Thus this is why I liked all the women a lot. Plus, each of their stories were good ones. The flow of the voices of each [...]

    13. Ein sehr schöner Roman um Freundschaft und Vintage-Mode.Wer gerne Secondhand kauft wird das Buch mögen.

    14. This is a lovely book, reminded me of Rachel Hauck's , the Wedding Dress Violet Turner has fled rural Wisconsin from an alcoholic ex-husband and unsupportive family to the lively city of Madison where she has realized her dream of opening a vintage clothing store. Everything seems to be going well but then a business situation puts her business in jeopardy. A pregnant teenage mother, who wedding was abruptly cancelled, an Indian woman who had been selling beautiful scarves but now shares more, a [...]

    15. I just finished Vintage by Susan Gloss and I really enjoyed it. The story centers around three main women: Violet Turner, who owns Hourglass Vintage clothing store; April Morgan, young teen-age pregnant girl; Amithi Singh, a woman looking for a new life after betrayal. All the main and sub characters are quirky but that was okay since it took place in a major university town where quirkiness is seen as everyday life. It seemed to mix with the atmosphere created by the author.This was a quick and [...]

    16. I really wanted to like this. I love vintage items and thinking about what stories they could tell makes me happy. My favorite part was at the beginning of each chapter with a description of a vintage item. I really liked Violet, too. I could see myself being friends with her in real life. Now, if the story focused more on her I probably would have liked this book more than I did. Unfortunately, there was too much going on for such a short book (just over 300 pages). Possible spoilers so don't r [...]

    17. Sweet story about three damaged women and their shot at a second chance just like the items in Violet's Hourglass Vintage shop. Incorporating the vintage items described at the beginning of each chapter into the chapter itself was fun.

    18. Great Book!Loved it. The essence of comfort read. The lives of three women intertwine in a vintage clothing shop owned by one of them. Made me want to go there if it were a real shop. Highly recommended as a novel.

    19. MY REVIEW:HarperCollins Publishers|March 17, 2014|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-227032-0At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to telld so do the women whose lives the store touches. Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950sA small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from h [...]

    20. Excited - just notified that I won this on the GoodReads giveaway program. Waiting excitedly because I am very into vintage these days.This is a solid debut novel about a group of women dealing with life transitions - death, life, birth, divorce, marriage - and vintage clothes - in Madison Wisconsin. I would have liked even more about Madison - although I've never been there I know several people who have lived/gone to school there and I envision it as being very like Boulder CO. I think if ther [...]

    21. If this novel were a movie (as it is, it's pretty cinematic book), the central set would be The Hourglass, the main character's vintage shop on a main street of Madison, Wisconson, inside which the characters congregate, and around which much of the plot revolves.Vintage passes the Bechdel test with flying colors, which was a somewhat unexpected perk for me after picking up what appeared to be a very romance-oriented novel (the front cover features a wedding dress, after all). The four main char [...]

    22. Really enjoyed reading this story! I love all things vintage,esp. vintage photos,it always makes me wonder what story there is behind the photo. And so it was in this book, the main character owned a vintage shop. I loved reading about all the treasures she had in her stored What was very interesting was at the beginning of each chapter, the author would put in an insert of who brought in such item,etcd it then proceeded with the character's story of that item. This story has three other charact [...]

    23. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. The writing is amateurish (too much 'telling' and not enough 'showing'), and the author tried to tackle too many characters, with too many big issues, all at once. Violet was the only character I felt was (almost) sufficiently fleshed out, while the other character's stories fell extremely flat. Honestly? I would love to see the author take a few writing classes and then turn Amithi's story into a novel by itself. Her storyline intrigued me, but there ju [...]

    24. I was very fortunate to read a galley copy of this book. I loved the characters and the setting of Madison, WI. Madison is a university town with wonderful vintage shops, a farmer's market on the square, restaurants with locally grown foods, and creative people. This book appeals to all ages. It has the "just right" amount of tension and difficulties along with the happy everyday occurrences of life. I love to read a book in which I feel that I am connected with the characters & I feel a par [...]

    25. Loved the beginning of each chapter where Ms. Gloss describes one article in the main characters collection of vintage articles. She includes 1960's items as "vintage," when I was in high school, and that opened my mind to rethinking my past clothes and other memorabilia that I still have from the 60's. The story was lovely as well, and very positive. One needs that now and then! Really enjoyed the book.

    26. This was a quick, easy, fun read. The book moves along as a steady pace and the characters are very believable, going through every day things that any one of us could experience. It was nice to see the events unfold to bring all of the girls closer. Everyone needs a good group of girl friends and this book definitely shows that. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

    27. I liked this story. I liked the way a shop selling vintage merchandise brought 3 friends together who became a little support group for each other. I especially liked the way a vintage item was highlighted at the beginning of each chapter and was integrated into the chapter.

    28. Total chick lit. A very sweet, not especially impressive story about the women who enter the vintage fashion shop and buy or sell its clothing, all of which bring its history into their lives in some way. Nice for those days when you want a relaxing, easy book you don't need to concentrate on.

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