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OOH LA LA: "Le dernier vide-grenier de Faith Bass Darling"

The FRENCH translation (the French rights were sold to Actes Sud of Paris) of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale is out and it seems, wonderfully, that the French like Texas-born Faith Bass Darling.

May I present: "Le dernier vide-grenier de Faith Bass Darling"

In fact, as you can see from this cover, they even have made 70 year old Faith QUITE sophisticated and attractive in what seems to be their vision of what she might have looked like in your rich young days. For those who have not read it (YET?), Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale has a rather essential French connection, if you will, opening and closing with a French relic from Louis XIV's court that happens to have found its way to the Darling mansion over the centuries--and as the story opens, out on the front lawn being sold at her "Last Garage Sale." So I truly love that the French have embraced it. In fact, here's a link to a nice Review in the French Marie-Claire magazine. If your French is as rusty as mine, here's a rough translation of their nice words (Google mangles it beyond redemption):
Hours before the last day of 1999, a divine revelation convinces Faith Bass Darling, she will not see the 21st century. So she decides to sell her rich inheritance: antiques, furniture, and precious jewels on her lawn for a few dollars. Is Faith losing her mind? This stunning first novel by Lynda Rutledge, Texas journalist, talks about the role of objects in our lives, separation in our family ties, and time slipping away.

Merci, ya'll.

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