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The follow up to Susan Gloss’s successful debut Vintage is a charming mid western story of artists inspiration and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flairNell Parker has a PhD in Art History a loving husband named Josh and a Craftsman bungalow in Madison WI But her last pregnancy ended later in the second trimester and rather than pausing to grieve she pushes harder for testing and fertility treatments Urging Nell to apply for jobs Josh believes his wife needs something else to focus on other than a baby that may never beFinding a job turns out to be difficult for an art historian until Nell sees the ad seeking a director for a new nonprofit called the M The Curiosities is a beautifully written story of loss grieving and moving on Susan Gloss expertly weaves loss promiscuity the opioid crisis art and vintage antiues into a highly engaging emotional page turner

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The CuriositiesAnsion Hill Artists’ Colony The colony is the brainchild of the late unconventional society dame Betsy Barrett who left behind her vast fortune and a killer collection of modern art to establish an artist in residency program to be run out of her lakeside mansion The executor of Betsy’s estate simply hands Nell a set of house keys and wishes her luckNell dives into the new role and discovers that while finding artists to fill the three residency slots is easy managing their eccentric personalities is not There’s Odin a young metal sculptor who keeps the other residents awake with his late night welding projects And Annie a dreadlocked granny known for her gri This is an exuisite book about the resilience of the human spirit Nell takes a job as the director of an artist colony that is left in a trust by Betsy Barrett There are three artists in residence Paige Annie and Odin This is their story Each chapter is told in the alternating voices of each character To me this worked beautifully I felt that I knew each character and they captivated me The characters are superbly developed and true to life I could feel their grief pain and hope This is a book about the intricate bonds that tie us together as human beings It is about letting people in despite our flaws It is about pain loss and grief and how together we can heal We just have to let people in This book touched me on such a deep level I absolutely loved this book I would like to leave you with my favorite uote Art is like life It's fragile but that doesn't mean you should never take a risk Highly recommended read

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kindle ó The Curiosities Ò Paperback read × hannahredhead À The follow up to Susan Gloss’s successful debut Vintage is a charming mid western story of artists inspiration and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flairNell Parker has a PhD in Art History a loving husband named Josh and a CraftsmTty photography whom Nell is almost certain is dealing pot out of the basement “studio” Lastly Paige an art student from the university takes up residence in the third floor turret experimenting with new printing and design techniues as well as leading a string of bad boyfriends upstairs when she stumbles home late at nightDespite all the drama Nell finds something akin to a family among the members of the creative community that she’s brought together And when her attraction to Odin begins to heat up Nell is forced to decide what will bring her greater joy the creative inspired world she’s created or the familiar but increasingly fragile one of her marriag I'm not sure I've ever read a book that takes place in my city Recognizing my hometown in this novel was probably my favorite thing From the little idiosyncrasies about Madison like biking in the winter to the street names and places I loved that I got to see this place take center stage I also loved that the focus of the book is about what makes a life full about heart wrenching loss in so many forms and about making a full life in spite of that loss Each character is dealing with some aspect of a broken life and learning how to mend those broken pieces In that respect it was beautiful I particularly felt attached to Nell and both her struggle with infertility and the loss of her late term pregnancy My complaint with the book is that we didn't get a chance to see the characters spend enough time with one another to feel that the family bond we're told they share by the end of the book is real I'm not sure I really bought their connection by the end But overall I still enjoyed the book And I thought the story being told through the lens of art was an interesting choice and one I haven't seen used much before