A Y2K bug must have bitten pillar of society Faith Bass Darling, because she has a revelation just after midnight on the last day of the millennium. She’ll host a garage sale and sell everything—her Louis XV clock, Tiffany lamps and 19th-century mansion—so she can let go of life. After all, what use could years of memories stored in scattered memorabilia hold for an old woman with Alzheimer’s? But family, friends and Faith’s estranged daughter might have something to say about her decision. A curious, touching debut that sheds light on the human desire to hold on to possessions
Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale, Lynda Rutledge, $28.