Chavez Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays, August 20 & September 3, 10:30 am)
Come join the discussion. Our selection for September is The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, by Billie Letts.
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 and the sign is as worn as Caney, who hasn't ventured outside the diner since it opened. Then one blustery December day, a thirtyish Crow woman blows in with a 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.
We will meet mid-month for an "in-progress" discussion, and on the first Tuesday of September for our final discussion. Come to either or both. Copies are available at the Customer Service desk on the first floor. The group meets on the second floor near the new book display.