Yard Sale

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 review
The story of a 20th-century woman's life and character, told in jump cuts and from several different points of view.
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  • Category: Fiction » Biographical
  • Words: 44,390
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781005246624

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Paul Samael reviewed on Dec. 27, 2021

Yard Sale depicts various episodes in the life of a single character, Ruth. We first meet her in (late) middle age, having gone on a solo road trip to escape marital difficulties. Subsequent chapters provide “snapshots” of her world at different times in her life (childhood, marriage, old age etc), from the perspective of characters including her father, a childhood friend, her husband and various others.

Each episode is so well crafted that it could equally well stand alone, without needing to be part of a bigger whole (and as the author admits, some of the stories have already appeared in another collection - The Inelegant Universe, also on Smashwords - and also well worth reading). Although you could call it a novel, overall, the effect is more like a collection of connected short stories.

For a longer review, which may give you a better idea of what to expect (and why I'm giving it 5 stars), see: https://paulsamael.com/blog/yard-sale-by-charles-hibbard
(review of free book)
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