Lynda Rutledge has petted baby rhinos, snorkeled with endangered turtles, and dodged hurricanes as a freelance journalist while winning awards and residencies for her creative writing from the Illinois Arts Council, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ragdale Foundation, and Writers League of Texas. A fifth generation Texan, she's lived/worked/studied in Chicago, San Diego, New Orleans and Madrid among other heres and theres around the globe. She and her husband currently live outside Austin, nailing up signs for "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale."
Stop by, nab some priceless antiques for cheapo, let the antiques tell their literary tales, and hang around: Because the best books should make you laugh, and maybe cry, but, most importantly, make you think long after the book's end. For an excerpt, events, and some garage sale blog fun,visit her website: www.lyndarutledge.com (Also catch her on Facebook and Twitter: @LyndaRutledge)
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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