White Elephants

White Elephants

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White elephants are the odd, old, and discarded things that end up at yard sales and flea marketsA‘and 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 lifeA‘and even a bit of romance.AŠOn Yard sales, relationships, and finding what was missing Katie Haegele ... At the first one I made the only purchase of the day: a blue a€œportablea€ Smith Corona Silent-Super typewriter in its (smelly) ... Ita#39;s a manual typewriter, a great looking blue metal typewriter in perfect condition, with the letters of Smith Corona in raisedanbsp;...

Title:White Elephants
Author: Katie Haegele
Publisher:Microcosm Publishing - 2014-11-29

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