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The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

(1998)
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The neon sign had seemed appropriate when the Honk and Holler Opening Soon was being built. But twelve years later, the once-busy highway outside Sequoyah, Oklahoma, is little-traveled, and "opening soon" is a tired joke. Today the sign is as battered and beaten as the cafe and its owner, Caney Paxton, a Vietnam War veteran who hasn't ventured outside since its opening. The characters who drift in and out of the Honk don't change much: Molly O, a four-times married earth mother who recognizes a wounded spirit when she meets one; Life Halstead, a widower who eats three meals a day in the cafe so he can be near Molly O; Hooks Red Eagle, Soldier Starr, and Quinton Roach, Cherokee veterans of World War II; and Bilbo and Peg Porter--Bilbo steadily puffing his smokes while Peg struggles for breath through her oxygen mask. With Christmas only days away, their lives are to be forever changed with the arrival of Vena Takes Horse, a Crow woman on a quest, and Bui Khanh, a Vietnamese refugee looking for home. A story that crackles and sizzles like burgers on a red-hot grill, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon captures a small town's prejudice and tolerance, violence and big-heartedness. It convinces us that dark clouds can really have silver linings. And it leaves us hungry for more writing from Billie Letts and the Oklahoma she portrays with so much vitality and love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 1-57490-283-0 / 978-1-57490-283-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas t Beeler
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 0-613-17283-3 / 978-0-613-17283-7 (USA edition)
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1998 : Hardback
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
Publisher: Warner Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : Paperback
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Title: [The Honk and Holler Opening Soon] (By: Billie Letts) [published: July, 2004]
Author(s): Billie Letts
Publisher: Warner Books
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July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 0-446-61288-X / 978-0-446-61288-3 (USA edition)
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May 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 0-446-67505-9 / 978-0-446-67505-5 (USA edition)
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May 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Honk & Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 0-606-27612-2 / 978-0-606-27612-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 0-446-52158-2 / 978-0-446-52158-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Audio Editions

June 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 1-56740-056-6 / 978-1-56740-056-4 (USA edition)
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June 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 1-56740-295-X / 978-1-56740-295-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paperback Nova Audio Books
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June 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 1-56740-585-1 / 978-1-56740-585-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unabridged Library Edition
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June 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN: 1-56740-781-1 / 978-1-56740-781-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2001 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
Author(s): Billie Letts
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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