Author(s): Kathleen Tessaro
The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. 'Beautifully written...wonderfully absorbing with a clever twist in the tale' Isabel Wolff, author of Ghostwritten Mae Fanning seizes on a job at a tiny, exclusive Boston antiques shop as the fresh start she desperately needs. It opens a window to new world, one peopled with rare and rich characters. But the day that enigmatic socialite Diana van der Laar walks in, Mae's hidden past returns. As a moth to a flame, Mae is unable to resist Diana's heady, seductive glamour and glittering life. Yet, like the rare objects in the shop, very little is what it appears - Diana included. Moving from Jazz-Age New York to Boston in the grip of the Great Depression, Rare Objects is a rich and gripping story of what it means to reach for a braver, bolder life.
Praise for The Perfume Collector: 'This evocative novel spins you back a few decades to the grace and elegance of the '20s and '50s' GLAMOUR 'A mesmerising novel of passion and scent' - WOMAN AND HOME 'The joy in Tessaro's books, however, is her knack for describing glamour. She leaves readers greedy for satin and lace, for angular cocktail dresses and complex scents spilling from beautiful bottles. It's a voluptuous and desirable world to drop into, but her characters have enough depth and moral ambiguity to lift this above most' EMERALD STREET
Kathleen Tessaro is the author of Elegance, Innocence, The Flirt, The Debutante, and The Perfume Collector. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son. www.kathleentessaro.com