by Gayle Brandeis
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Flan Parker's curious nature has translated into a thriving resale business. The secret of her success: unique and everyday treasures bought from auctions of forgotten and abandoned storage units. When Flan secures the winning bid on a box filled only with an address and a note bearing the word "yes," she sets out to discover the source and meaning of this mysterious message. Armed with a well-worn copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" that she turns to for guidance and solace, Flan becomes determined to find the "yes" in her own life. When her search draws her toward her Afghan neighbor--and the belief that a world of secrets lies concealed beneath the woman's burqa--Flan's personal quest unexpectedly enters a more public stage.