(From the publisher):
Lucy's Tavern is the best kind of small-town bar. It has a good jukebox, a bartender with a generous pour, and it's always open, even in terrible weather. In the raw and beautiful country that makes up Rebecca Barry's fictional landscape, Lucy's is where everyone ends up, whether they mean to or not.
There's the tipsy advice columnist who has a hard time following her own advice, the ex-con who falls for the same woman over and over again, and the soup-maker who tries to drink and cook his way out of romantic despair. Theirs are the kinds of stories about love and life that unfold late in the evening, when people finally share their secret hopes and frailties, because they know you will forgive them, or maybe make out with them for a little while. In this rich and engaging debut, each central character suffers a sobering moment of clarity in which the beauty and sadness of life is revealed. But the character does not cry or mend his ways. Instead he tips back his hat, lights another unfiltered cigarette, and heads across the floor to ask someone to dance.
- Lucy's Last Hurrah
- Men Shoot Things to Kill Them
- Snow Fever
- Newspaper Clipping
- Love Him, Petaluma
- Not Much Is New Here
- How to Save a Wounded Bird
- Instructions for a Substitute Bus Driver
- Eye. Arm. Leg. Heart.
Original title: Later, at the Bar
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life
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