The Curiosities

The Curiosities 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 be.Finding 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 Mansion 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 luck.Nell 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 gritty 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 techniques, as well as leading a string of bad boyfriends upstairs when she stumbles home late at night.Despite 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 marriage. Best Download [ The Curiosities ] author [ Susan Gloss ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Curiosities
  • Susan Gloss
  • English
  • 21 February 2017
  • 0062270362

10 thoughts on “The Curiosities

  1. says:

    Art is like life It s fragile, but that doesn t mean you should never take a riskIt always feels serendipitous when a novel lands itself in your hands at just the right moment in life, at a time when you can truly connect and appreciate the journey painted across the pages.My first experience with Susan Gloss s work proof positive that there s solidarity to be found in our shared experiences and vulnerabilities Putting a voice to the things that haunt us the most can often be healing GloArt is like life It s fragile, but that doesn t mean you should never take a riskIt always feels serendipitous when a novel lands itself in your hands at just the right moment in life, at a time when you can truly connect and appreciate the journey painted across the pages.My first experience with Susan Gloss s work proof positive that there s solidarity to be found in our shared experiences and vulnerabilities Putting a voice to the things th...

  2. says:

    Grief makes for powerful stories because it is so personal Even when two people lose the same loved one, their experiences are not the same Perhaps it is the finality of death that makes it so we grieve for a future that like all futures, is wholly personal and, because of death, forever lost How we move forward after losing someone says so much about who we are, and who we might become In The Curiosities, Nell s response to her late miscarriage is complex Her desire for a child consumes h Grief makes for powerful stories because it is so personal Even when two people lose the same loved one, their experiences are not the same Perhaps it is the finality of death that makes it so we grieve for a future that like all futures, is wholly personal and, because of death, forever lost How we move forward after losing someone says so much about who we are, and who we might become In The Curiosities, Nell s response to her late miscarriage is complex Her desire for a child consumes her and leads her to hide from her husband the vast sums she has borrowed in their pursuit of parenthood But her financial straits also lead her to a job as manager of a nascent artist s colony, and it is through this work Nell must find her future one way or another.Gloss weaves Nell s story with that of Betsy Barrett, the deceased arts patron who founded the colony Betsy s life, lived w...

  3. says:

    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 antiques into a highly engaging, emotional page turner

  4. says:

    This is an exquisite 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 Th This is an exquisite 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 Th...

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    Five very different and complicated stories are told within the pages of The Curiosities by Susan Gloss All are contained by the talented, yet somewhat broken and resilient Nell Its a beautiful snapshot into each life I would love for every character to have a shining moment as captain in books to come from this author This is my first read by Susan Gloss so I am not familiar with her previous works, but that is about to change What a wonderful way to be introduced TanjaFollow us onTwit Five very different and complicated stories are told within the pages of The Curiosities by Susan Gloss All are contained by the talented, yet somewhat broken and resilient Nell Its a beautiful snapshot into each life I woul...

  6. says:

    A richly layered tale of the intersection of five very different lives, The Curiosities uniquely depicts how each step in the journey leads us where we re ultimately meant to be Page by page, Gloss proves that the beauty of life like art is often revealed to us a little at a time.

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    loved

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    As many of you know, one of my New Year s resolutions was to readbooks outside my comfort zone I do read a lot of women s fiction, but I often pass on books that have anything to do with pregnancy loss or infertility.Not necessarily because it s a sensitive subject, butbecause I often find that it s incredibly heavy and when I read, I want something happy This book caught me a little unaware when it came to its subject matter, but that was mostly my fault.This cover looks so happy As many of you know, one of my New Year s resolutions was to readbooks outside my comfort zone I do read a lot of women s fiction, but I often pass on books that have anything to do with pregnancy loss or infertility.Not necessarily because it s a sensitive subject, butbecause I often find that it s incredibly heavy and when I read, I want something happy This book caught me a little unaware when it came to its subject matter, but that was mostly my fault.This cover looks so happy and colorful Just looking at this cover made me think spring I have also seen a lot of hype for this book...

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    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 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...

  10. says:

    The Curiosities is a poignant story of love and loss, grief and recovery Told from several points of view, the author has woven their stories together in such a way that connects us to them The story takes place at an artist s retreat, run by a young woman who has suffered great loss, as have the artists in residence Parts of the story are told in flashbacks, enhancing our understanding of these characters and their struggles By the end of the book, my heart had expanded with love for the ch The Curiosities is a poignant story of love and loss, grief and recovery Told from several points of view, the author has woven their stories together in such a way that connects us to them The story takes place at an artist s re...

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