After deliberation, I am giving this book the 5 stars I truly feel it deserves. The beginning of the book did start out slow for me, as I was trying to wrap my head around someone selling their valuable belongings, their family keepsakes, for mere pennies. I wanted to shake her and make her stop! Then when her daughter arrived on the scene and didn't immediately put an end to the craziness...well I just couldn't get it. Dear reader, just keep reading!! You will come to understand the reasoning behind this woman's actions and all the secrets will be told.This is a wonderful, wonderful story about an elderly southern woman who decides to clear out her mansion and have a yard sale....but so much more than that! Coming to terms with ghosts from the past, a mother/daughter relationship, bigotry and prejudice, greed and hate and love. Don't be fooled by the title, this is not a 'light' read, but one I recommend...highly!