“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. 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. 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.” publisher
Readalikes for Vintage:
Astor Place Vintage - Stephanie Lehmann
Three Sisters – Susan Mallery
The All You Can Dream Buffet - Barbara O’Neal
The Perfume Collector - Kathleen Tessaro
If you like reading and find that the large print books are good for tired eyes, stop in at the Library for our latest display in the Large Print section, featuring books for guys who like large print books. If you want to search at home for suggestions, here’s a list below to get you started.
Books for Guys Who Like Large Print Books
The Bone Yard - Jefferson Bass
Deadly Stakes – J.A. Jance
A Plague of Secrets – John Lescroart
The Defector - Daniel Silva
A dystopian society is a community that is undesirable and usually run by a totalitarian government. The characters in these stories end up fighting back because of the intolerable conditions. So, if you’ve read Divergent, or The Hunger Games, and are wondering what stories about dystopian worlds are available for adults, may we suggest the following titles for your reading pleasure?
Pure – Julianna Baggott
Ark – Stephen Baxter
The Office of Mercy - Ariel Djanikian
Forever Peace - Joe W. Haldeman
Prior to reading our book discussion pick The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, here are some questions to consider. Hope to see you on Thursday April 17th at 7:30 pm for the discussion.
- The society in the novel is not ideal, but are there any parts of society that are an improvement over ours?
- Do men have it any better than women in this novel?
- Who has the power in Gilead?
- Why scrabble?
- What do you think of Offred’s relationship with the Commander? With Nick?
- What did you think of the ending?
- Does the title bring anything to mind?