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)