White elephants are the odd, old, and discarded things that end up at yard sales and flea marketsAand Katie Haegele loves them all. Well, an awful lot of them, anyway. She lives a few blocks from the house she grew up in, and every summer she and her mother scour the neighborhood tag sales, looking for treasure. In this unusual, touching memoir, she chronicles the places they go and the things they find there, describing every detail in her singular, charming voice. In the end she finds more than just ugly table lamps and frilly aprons, ultimately discovering a real friendship with her mother, a deeper connection to her father, whose death left a hole in her lifeAand even a bit of romance.Afind it I snap up writing paper, ugly or pretty or both. ... As a kid Ia#39;d started to develop my own taste in music by finding these records, fondling the brittle paper inside and studying the liner notes and pictures, then listening to them on my parentsa#39;anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Microcosm Publishing - 2014-11-28|