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"On millennium New Year's Eve,
after a midnight revelation from God,
Faith Bass Darling had a garage sale...
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"A debut novel snatched up by the editor of such favorites as Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, so watch...a fun yet thoughtful read, which would make it great for reading groups."
-LIBRARY JOURNAL

"An enthralling Sunday read..." -SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE
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"I can't remember when I've enjoyed a first novel so much. Eerie, charming, heart rending and heart breaking at the same time, Rutledge's novel is a triumph. -W. P. (Bill) Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe (basis for classic film "Field of Dreams")

"Put a sticker on this one; it's a keeper. 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." -Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and the Valentine series

"It's been a long time since I've read anything that let me be a reader again, but this book did it for me. It’s a joy to read. I loved every page. Lynda Rutledge has a wonderful, fresh Southern voice to go with her talent, and I predict she'll go far. Treat yourself to this luminous, enchanting story." -Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author, The Red Hat Society

"Oh, my God, this novel is GOOD!! I knew the idea was INSPIRED but I didn't dream what Rutledge could do with words. It knocked my socks off, and that doesn't happen often!" -Jenny Wingfield, author of The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

A small-town novel that asks the big questions of life. 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.” -Tiffany Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

"This book is a tremendous achievement. You want it to end. 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." -Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady


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