my take: I love Haven Kimmel. She’s a sensible mid-west girl who can make characters come alive… mostly, I think, because she has a wonderful sense of humor (check out A Girl Named Zippy) and a solid theology.
The Used World has quirky characters who move through love and loss as employees of an antique mall. I think there’s some symbolism there … and lots of redemption.
my source: Daughter anne
my verdict: not Haven’s best but certainly worth a read. A feel good read.
Also by Haven Kimmel: A Girl Named Zippy, The Solace of Leaving Early, Something Rising (all excellent)
I completely agree. I think if I'd read it faster I might have enjoyed it more–I read it in little bits between book club books.