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Heart of junk

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"A hilarious debut novel about an eclectic group of merchants at a Kansas antique mall who become implicated in the kidnapping of a local beauty pageant star. The city of Wichita, Kansas, is wracked with panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, kitschy neon beer signs-they collect and sell it all. Rather than focus on Lindy, this colorful cast of characters is consumed by another drama: the impending arrival of Mark and Grant from the famed antiques television show Pickin' Fortunes, who are planning to film an episode at The Heart of America and secretly may be the last best hope of saving the mall from bankruptcy. Yet the mall and the missing beauty queen have more to do with each other than these vendors might think, and before long, the group sets in motion a series of events that lead to surprising revelations about Lindy's whereabouts. As the mall becomes implicated in her disappearance, will Mark and Grant be scared away from all of the drama or will they arrive in time to save The Heart of America from going under? Equally comical and suspenseful, Heart of Junk is also a biting commentary on our current Marie Kondo era. It examines why certain objects resonate with us so deeply, rebukes Kondo's philosophy of wholesale purging, and argues that "junk" can have great value-connecting us not onlyto our personal pasts but to our shared human history. As author Luke Geddes writes: "A collection was a record of a life lived, maybe not well or happily but at least with attention and passion. It was autobiography made whole.""--

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at OWWL.

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Lima Public Library FIC GED (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002047189
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Macedon Public Library FIC GED (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300648871
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC GED (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300878917
Checked out
02/29/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC GED (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300525718
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica GEDD (Text)
New Books
52149100590498
Checked out
03/11/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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