Memoir led to mystery for writer Sharon Fiffer
Before finding her inner Nancy Drew,Fiffer co-edited three collections of literary memoirs: Home, Family, and Body.
Editing the memoirs of others prompted her to write about her own childhood--growing up in the EZ Way Inn, her parents' tavern in Kankakee, Illinois. When she began creating the character of antiques picker and scavenger, Jane Wheel, she decided to merge her own memories with those of her fictional heroine, giving Jane a giant helping of her Kankakee childhood.
"It's great fun to rewrite one's childhood and work out all the humor and glitches and heartbreaks of being a grown-up daughter while also struggling to be a mother, a wife, a professional, and a friend. It's also fun to shop at garage sales, rummage sales, flea markets and estate sales--all in the name of research."
Sharon Fiffer admits to having a few collections of her own, but is happy to work out any obsessions with Bakelite buttons, crocheted potholders and vintage sterling silver charm bracelets on the pages of her novels.
- A Jane Wheel Mystery, Book 8
- By: Sharon Fiffer
- Narrated by: Nora Fiffer
- Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
With her divorce final, Jane must clear out her antique collection and sell her house. Now homeless, Jane heads to Kankekee, IL, her hometown, to find it, too, has been turned upside-down....
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