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Praise & Press for Vintage

Listen to Susan’s interview about VINTAGE on Wisconsin Public Radio.

rich in female friendship and supported by a relaxed pace and tiny moments of revelation, Gloss’s novel mines themes of second chances and new beginnings—eminently suitable for a story set within the fanciful world of secondhand treasures.” – Library Journal

“…emotionally complex and beautiful” – Huffington Post

“Gloss should have a built-in fan base for this book-club-worthy story of redemption, healing, and love.” – Booklist


“This lovely debut from Gloss will definitely put her on readers’ radar.” – Four-star review from RT Book Reviews

“Susan Gloss has conjured up a generous and welcoming world–and the women of Violet’s beloved vintage shop have plenty of grit to go with their glamour.” – Susanna Daniel, author of SEA CREATURES

“A colorful and charming novel, filled with tenderness for women and friendship. Susan Gloss writes about clothes in such loving detail that every page read like a literary wardrobe makeover…a delicious combination.” – Michelle Wildgen, author of BREAD AND BUTTER

“A wonderfully engaging story complete with the true essence of sisterhood.” – Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times Bestselling Author of BIG GIRL PANTIES

I read VINTAGE in the kitchen, in the bathtub and at red lights. I loved it. Well written characters, a realistic town, even a could-have-been-plucked-from-the-courtroom legal battle? Every nuance of this book screamed “believable.” -Nikki Tiana, Pittsburgh Examiner

“Susan Gloss’s debut novel VINTAGE is a standout.” –Romance at Random

“In VINTAGE, author and secondhand store enthusiast Susan Gloss weaves together the lives of three very different women in a story filled with humor and heart.” –BookPage

“Vintage is, at its heart, a story of the strength of friendship.” San Francisco Book Review

“This is the kind of story where when doors close, so do others open, which, regardless of Violet’s success or failure in the end, readers are left feeling happy…” – Des Moines Cityview

“A lovely debut novel, great for book clubs.” –Library Love Fest

You know that “ahhhhhh” feeling you get when you come home and slip into your favorite around-the-house clothes? Yep, that’s the kind of comfort you get when you slip into “Vintage.” – Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bee Herald

Susan Gloss’s novel “Vintage” is a magical story of friendship, love, loss, and betrayal, but most of all — fashion. The Brooklyn Paper

“Highly recommended for lovers of women’s fiction and book clubs.” – Heather Webb, author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE