Astor Place Vintage

Astor Place Vintage

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When a New York City vintage clothing shop ownera€™s recent purchases contain a hidden journal from 1907, her entire life will be turned upside down in this a€œinsightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novela€ (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks shea€™son just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a womana€™s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds shea€™s connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.How could I tell her the best I could look forward to was an extra day off for the Christmas holiday? ... Customers shopped in a frenzy that made the past two months seem like naptime in the nursery The stock market had begun to recover andanbsp;...

Title:Astor Place Vintage
Author:Stephanie Lehmann
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-06-11


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