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From the award-winning author of "Where the Heart Is" comes the story of a down-and-out cafe owner, Caney, who opens his restaurant after returning from Vietnam in a wheelchair. Then one day Vena Takes Horse, a vibrant young women, enters the cafe, changes the lives of the regulars forever, and, eventually, captures Caney's heart.

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Mar 29, 2016

I want to know these folks

First, I love Billie Letts' writing. It's part of a genre that tells stories about people I can easily imagine actually existing and situations that are sometimes painfully real and sometimes joyously funny. I've known Vietnam vets, and hitchhiker girls, and short order cooks, and in the old days I ate and drank in places just like the Honk. It's a novel about apparent failures that lead to great successes, about how we foolish people can somehow grow wise, about how just existing evolves into genuine living. I'd like to live down the road from the Hoot, to have them know what my daily breakfast order was going to be, to be included in their jokes and gossip. This book is about as close to that as I'll ever get, and I know that I'll re-read it again soon and many times in the future.


Aug 12, 2009


This book renews my belief that there is someone for everyone in this world.
I would love to meet people like these.


Jul 17, 2008

A delightful book!

You can?t help but love the residents of Sequoyah, Oklahoma ? a small town where, for better or worse, neighbors become family. Caney, a handicapped veteran has not left his café (the ?Honk?) since it opened, but he is far from isolated. Life swirls around him as the community deals with loss, love, bigotry, and blessings that will change his life forever. This book may make Billie Letts one of your favorite authors. Her writing speaks to the realities of life with a sense of humor and tenderness that leaves you feeling good.

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