The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
3 journalers for this copy...
Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma - the "opening soon" part was supposed to be just a removable, painted notice. But a fateful misunderstanding gave Vietnam vet Caney the flashiest joke in the entire state.
Twelve years later, the once-busy highway is dead, the joke is old, and the sign is as worn as Caney, who hasn't ventured outside the diner since it opened. The regulars at the Honk, still gabbing and crabbing over hot java and eggs easy, haven't changed much either. Then one blustery December day, a thirtyish Crow woman blows in with a half-dead three-legged dog in her arms and a long-buried secret on her mind. Hiring on as a carhop, Vena Takes Horse is soon shaking up business, the locals, and Caney's heart ... as she teaches them all about generosity of spirit, love, and the possibility of promise - just like the sign says.
I don't usually forget to journal the books when they arrive, but... I don't know, just totally forgot about it.
Anyway, I'll be able to get it going out soon but now I'm wondering: to whom will I do it? Where do you keep the bookray list, raralovestoread?
I finnished it some days ago, and I was glad I had the time to go through it slowly (it isn't such an easy english as the latest books I've been reading and it kinds of slows down the reading process) for I enjoyed it a lot!
Mostly, I guess, because we get the sense we're reading about real people in a real place...
Thanks a lot for the opportunity to get to read this book, raralovestoread!
Hope the rest of you will enjoy it as well!
After posting the book, the 27th of April and not hearing from it since then, I've got it back yesterday, the 1st of June (!!), returned by the portuguese post offices, for allegedly not having sufficient postage!!
But it did have!!
And even if it didn't... more than one month to return it when it didn't even leave Lisbon?!!!
I'm going to write a big complaint, over this one, oh yes I will!!
Anyway, I'll only be able to do so next week and I'll come back here then to JE the "resending" of the book.
I'm so sorry for all this, it's been a quite delayed bookray!!
And it was finally resent last friday, the 16th June.
I must warn you, though, that it'll take some time, once I had to pay the postage again, so I decided to send it by surface mail. Sorry about that!
Just hope it will have better luck with the following journeys!
Just can hope it'll keep that way now.