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Subject: The Honk & Holler Opening Soon - Billie Letts? *****
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 11:57 AM ET
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I ordered this book based on the recommendation of someone in another thread. I really want to thank whoever it was that mentioned it. This is one of the best books I've read in awhile. 

It's the story of a diner in a small Texas town - which doesn't sound all that interesting. But the people who own, work and eat at the diner are what made me care so much about this book. They form something like a family and it was just enjoyable to read a book where there was not too much conflict but a whole lot of caring.

It's an easy read, but very enjoyable...and thanks ago to the person who mentioned it in the first place. I love reading "Hidden Gems" and this was one!

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 1:10 PM ET
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Ha! Ha! Well, I scooped up her copy.  Sounds like a good summer read.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 1:11 PM ET
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I am sorry, My greedy book lust caused me to show a certain amount of incivility and I apologise.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 1:20 PM ET
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I liked that book. You may also like Bitsy's Bait & BBQ by Pamela Morsi.

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 1:33 PM ET
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"I am sorry, My greedy book lust caused me to show a certain amount of incivility and I apologise."

That's exactly the same way I felt when I scooped up someone else's copy!

"Greedy book lust"...I love it! I've always wondered if there was a name for my "problem".  :-)

Carole

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 3:45 PM ET
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I heard an interview with the author on the other PBS before I joined this one. Thanks for the reminder.

JK   can I be next! sounds like the type of book I'm looking for to take on a 13 hour plane trip.

Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 10:54 PM ET
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I'm reading this right now and enjoying it. I read this thread and had to get the book from the library.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 2:01 AM ET
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I'll let you know if I post it or keep it!

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 6:21 AM ET
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Billie Letts also has a new book out.  I think the title is Made in the USA.  It's already on my WL. 

Subject: Honk and Hollar & Where The Heart Is
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 6:30 AM ET
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I also read this book quite some time ago and really liked it will have to look for the newest one also!  The first one I read was Where The Heart Is which was awesome!



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Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:43 AM ET
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Awww....I just finished this book and I am so glad I read this thread. Thanks so much to Carole for starting it and recommending the book. I loved it, and I think the characters will stay with me for a long time.



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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:01 AM ET
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Ellie,

Are you posting HONK AND HOLLAR? I'd be interested if JK is keeping her's/his.

Ellie (EllieW) - ,
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:12 AM ET
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I'm sorry Clara, mine is from the library.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:22 AM ET
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OK  thanks.

Any one out there have one?

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:56 AM ET
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I ordered this on audio cassette. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm listening to The Lovely Bones right now and am on the last cassette.  Looking forward to something a little lighter and this sounds  like it will fit the bill.



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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Actually when I was looking for this book on audio, I found that there are several copies available in hardback, paperback, and library binding. I typed in Billie Letts in my search.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:19 PM ET
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I just did a search of all books on PBS and there are none at the moment. I typed in THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON and BILLIE LETTS.

I've wish listed it with auto response.

OOPS!! Spelling makes a difference. Went back and checked. Got it. Ordered it!!!



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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:42 PM ET
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It's a wonderful book.  I really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 10:38 AM ET
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I'm nearly finished listening to this book and am so sorry that it is ending. Now that's the sign of a good book.  I will be on the lookout for more Billie Letts books.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 11:17 AM ET
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Hi

She also wrote Shoot the Moon which was good rread also

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 12:09 PM ET
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I had never heard of her until I got Where the Heart Is from a game here.  I'm reading it now, and I love it!  I will definitely be getting other books from her. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 1:39 PM ET
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I have read 3 of her 4 published books and have enjoyed them all.  Which reminds me - Got to look for "Shoot the Moon".

I read "Made in the USA" over my vacation last week when I stumbled across it in the library.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 2:16 PM ET
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I just read Shoot the Moon and loved it!

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2008 10:11 AM ET
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I just finished listening to Honk 'n' Holler and it was the abridged version so I'm wondering if it was missing something. Could anyone who read the book tell me if there was any further mention of what happened to Boy's wife and baby?