Wheelchair-bound Caney Paxton owns a cafe - the Honk and Holler - way out in the middle of nowhere, in eastern Oklahoma. He's got great friends and customers, including the old Molly O. and Bui Khanh, a Vietnamese immigrant who's living for the day his beloved Nguyet comes to the United States, too. It's when Vena Takes Horse, a Crow woman who's in her midthirties, arrives at Caney's door that his life begins to get interesting. She shows up with a stray dog just barely holding on to life. After Caney hires Vena as a carhop, they become close and she reveals to him her sad secrets.
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The review of this Book prepared by Ann Gaines
The Honk and Holler, a diner in small-town Oklahoma, has been in business for twelve years with its "opening soon" sign never removed. Fewer strangers pass through town, and the curious local regulars aren't enough business to support the diner anymore. Then comes Vena Takes Horse, hired as a carhop, who shakes up the town and the diner's worn-down owner, the Vietnam vet Caney. She teaches the locals about hope and humor.
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica Marler