|Honk and Holler Opening Soon, the (1998) [Novel]|
by Billie Letts
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Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma- the "opening soon" part was supposed to just be 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.
Original title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction