Nell Parker, who has a PhD in Art History, has been undergoing multiple rounds of IVF trying to create the baby that she so desperately wants, desperately enough to charge most of the expenses to credit cards her husband is not aware of. Now Nell finds herself without the hoped for baby, mounting credit card debt, a distant husband and no job in sight. When she interviews for a position as director for a new non-profit artists colony, it might not be her dream come true, but at least it will begin to pay off some of the bills. But is Nell prepared to handle all the diverse personalities and issues that come with dealing with budding artists while attempting to mend her broken heart over the failed IVF and patch up her struggling marriage.
The Curiosities delves into some weighty topics with finesse. I really enjoyed the way all the characters are so diverse and perfectly developed. I would be interested in revisiting the same characters or even new artists to the artist's colony as well as learning how Nell's life has progressed in the future. I very much enjoy the author's writing and while this book was very different from Vintage, the hallmarks of a great story are present in both. Four stars!
I received this book courtesy of William Morrow through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.