Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale
By Lynda Rutledge
(Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, Hardcover, 9780399157196, 304pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2012
On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else from her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn.
Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest possessions? Becasue God told her to.
As the townspeople grab up five generations of heirlooms, everyone drawn to the sale--including Faith's lon-lost daughter--finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life's most imponderable questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? Is there life after death or second chances here on earth? And is Faith really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1?
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Lynda Rutledge, a fifth-generation Texan, has petted baby rhinos, snorkeled with endangered turtles, and dodged hurricanes as a freelance journalist, while winning awards for her fiction. She and her husband live outside Austin. This is her debut novel.
“[A] spectacular novel. Put a sticker on this one, it’s a keeper.” —Adriana Trigiani, New York Times–bestselling author of Home to Big Stone Gap and the Valentine series
“A joy to read—I loved every page. Treat yourself to this luminous, enchanting story.” —Haywood Smith, New York Times–bestselling author of The Red Hat Club
“I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a first novel so much. Eerie, charming, heartrending, and heartbreaking at the same time, Rutledge’s novel is a triumph.” —W. P. (Bill) Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe, the basis for the blockbuster movie Field of Dreams
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