The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

Large Print - 1999
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Caney Paxton is a Vietnam veteran who wanted his cafe, The Honk and Holler, to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma. Twelve years later, the once-busy highway is dead, and the sign is as worn as Caney, who hasn't ventured outside the diner since it opened. The regulars at the Honk haven't changed much either. Then one blustery day, a thirtyish Crow woman blows in with a dog in her arms and a long-buried secret on her mind. Vena Takes Horse is soon shaking up business, the locals, and Caney's heart.
Publisher: Hampton Falls, N.H. : Beeler Large Print, 1999
Edition: Large Print ed
ISBN: 9781574902839
Characteristics: 318 p. (large print) ; 25 cm


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May 19, 2016

While also taking place in her first novel's setting of Sequoyah, OK, this one has a different set of quirky people. A few are stock characters, but by the end most have become friends, not just to each other, but to the reader. The same warmth and humanity pervade a story in which not much, and yet everything, happens. A lovely book that begs for a sequel, as it leaves some dangling ends.

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