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Vintage - A Novel

Susan Gloss

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women whose lives the store touches. Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s A 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 her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone. Taffeta tea-length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952 Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violet's shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won't let her give up on her dreams. Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968 Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she's determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her . . . until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread. An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women whose lives the store touches. Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s A 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 her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone. Taffeta tea-length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952 Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violet's shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won't let her give up on her dreams. Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968 Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she's determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her . . . until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread. An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.
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At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women whose lives the store touches. Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s A 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 her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone. Taffeta tea-length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952 Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect vintage wedding dress to Violet's shop, she discovers a world of new possibilities, and an unexpected sisterhood with women who won't let her give up on her dreams. Orange silk sari with gold paisley design, 1968 Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her vibrant Indian dresses, remnants of a life she's determined to leave behind her. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears her best days are behind her . . . until she discovers an outlet for her creativity and skills with a needle and thread. An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

10h 6m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:37