About The Novel





*PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY calls ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE “enchanting” in a starred review.


*ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE is on the KIRKUS REVIEWS 2013 list of best novels for summer reading.


*LIBRARY JOURNAL names ASTOR PLACE VINTAGE as a best novel for 2013.


“Insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining.” — Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner



Recent Blog Posts

August 25, 2014 |

Have you worn your bathing suit this summer?

In the history of bathing suit fashion, achieving the right balance of modesty, material, and motion has been a...

August 14, 2014 |

Department Store Mannequins, L. Frank Baum, and Automatonophobia, of course

Six things (or moreĀ  — but who’s counting) about the history of department store MANNEQUINS that...

April 14, 2014 |

Five Things M.J. Rose Didn’t Know She Needed to Know Before Writing THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS

My guest author today is M.J. Rose! Her brand new novel The Collector of Dying Breaths crisscrosses between 16th...

April 1, 2014 |

Five Things Renee Rosen Didn’t Know She Needed To Know Before Writing DOLLFACE

Today author guest Renee Rosen tells us about her learning curve while writing DOLLFACE, which takes place in...

March 24, 2014 |

Five Things Heather Webb Didn’t Know She Needed to Know Before Writing Her Novel BECOMING JOSEPHINE

This week, Heather Webb visits my blog to divulge five things she didn’t know before writing BECOMING...

March 19, 2014 |

Feminine Hygiene Products — Stephanie’s Maxi-history (Part 3)

How the Boll Weevil and World War I led to the Acceptance of Disposable Sanitary Pads. Continued from Part 2...

February 18, 2014 |

Five things Donna Russo Morin Didn’t Know She’d Need to Know Before Writing THE KING’S AGENT

Today’s guest post is by Donna Russo Morin. Her novel, THE KING’S AGENT, is set in Italy during the...

February 17, 2014 |

Five Things Deanna Raybourn Didn’t Know She Needed To Know Before Writing CITY OF JASMINE

My guest author today is Deanna Raybourn, and her new novel City of Jasmine is set in London, Damascus, and other...

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