Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale Summary and Reviews

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

by Lynda Rutledge

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On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling decides to have a garage sale. Why is the richest lady in Bass, Texas, a recluse for twenty years, suddenly selling off her worldly possessions?

As the townspeople grab up the heirlooms, and the antiques reveal their own secret stories,a cast of characters appears to witness the sale or try to stop it. Before the day is over, they’ll all examine their roles in the Bass family saga, as well as 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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"Rutledge, a fifth-generation Texan, paints a colorful portrait of a larger than life Texas matron, but her debut offers nothing new on the story’s well-trod themes of Southern racism, old money, and materialism." - Publishers Weekly

"This solid debut is a fascinating character-driven story of misconceptions, family, and tragedy. Fortunately, Rutledge also alleviates the somber tone with moments of humor." - Library Journal

"This potentially poignant story of misplaced emotional attachments and misremembered pasts falters under its wispy tone." - Kirkus

"With a big Texas heart, Lynda Rutledge writes of second chances, redemption, what we truly own, and what we must release in this spectacular novel. Faith Bass Darling hears voices, but you will see the most original of all is her own. Put a sticker on this one, it's a keeper." - Adriana Trigiani, author of Big Stone Gap and the Valentine series

"A small-town novel that asks the big questions of life, Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale is a heartfelt story about last chances, second chances, and chance itself. When Faith Bass Darling is called to sell all her belongings on what she believes to be her last day on earth, she changes the lives of the townspeople around her . . . and she'll change yours, as well. A most thought-provoking read." - Tiffany Baker, author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County and The Gilly Salt Sisters

"The town of Bass, Texas, will never be the same after Faith Bass Darling's last garage sale, and neither will the novel's readers. Lynda Rutledge brings to life the residents of this town as they go about their business on New Year's Eve 1999, and in doing so she reveals the tangled histories of an eccentric, loveable, exasperating cast of characters. This book is a tremendous achievement. You won't want it to end." - Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

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Lynda Rutledge

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 such places as 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, awaiting the weekend she can nail up signs for the opening of "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale."

For more, including an excerpt, events, and some garage sale blog fun, pop on by her website: www.lyndarutledge.com

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