Buster Midnight's Cafe

by Sandra Dallas | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312180624 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 3/7/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, March 07, 2014
I read and enjoyed Sandra Dallas' other books, so I got this at the library book sale. However, seeing how my TBR has piled up, I think it's better to send this to someone who may read it sooner than me. ; )

Congrats Cheesy for being the Baby Pool winner!

Journal Entry 2 by cheesygiraffe at Florence, Alabama USA on Monday, April 14, 2014
Thanks azuki!

Book Description:

A wise and sassy narrator, marvelous characters, and a plot that blends Hollywood scandal, lifelong friendship, mystery and romance—these are the specialties served up in Sandra Dallas’s offbeat, inspired debut novel.

Effa Commander is no spring chicken, but her spirit shines and her smart mouth still puts fools to shame. The fool in question is a gossip hound writing a scurrilous account of her beloved friends who, though departed, remain the most celebrated citizens of Butte, Montana: the great Hollywood legend Marion Street (nee May Anna Kovacks) and Buster Midnight, the boxing champion whose love for Marion led to the notorious “Tinseltown Crime of Passion” and the end of his career.

Prodded by her bosom buddy, Whippy Bird, Effa Commander takes pen in hand to set the record straight and tell what really happened on that violent night. But to do that, Effa Commander must recount the story of all their lives: hers and Whippy Bird’s and May Anna’s, and Buster and Toney McNight’s and Pink Varscoe’s. Childhood friends, they all became wives and husbands—with the exception of May Anna, of course. She went to work in Venus Alley, hitched herself to a big-time director just passing through on his way to Hollywood, and the rest is history.

Narrated by the irrepressible Effa Commander, this wry and loving chronicle of more than fifty years of friendship carries some universal, homespun truths about what’s really important in life.

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