Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale (Hardcover)

By Lynda Rutledge

Amy Einhorn Books, 9780399157196, 289pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2012

May 2012 Indie Next List

“Is Faith Bass Darling really selling her priceless Tiffany lamp for one dollar? Yes, and the rest of five generations of family heirlooms for whatever the customer can afford -- not the thousands they are worth. Why is the richest lady in Bass, Texas, suddenly selling off her worldly possessions? Because God told her to. Rutledge's debut novel will tug at your heartstrings while posing important questions: Do our possessions possess us? Does the soul have a memory? Are the worlds you create really more significant than that which has created you? Read Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale for the answers!”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

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?
READERS GUIDE INCLUDED.


About the Author

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.


Praise For Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

“[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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