The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

Did you read Where the Heart Is years ago? 

It was such a fantastic book. 

Billie Letts, the author, described scenes in that book that are forever ingrained in my mind.
My sister-in-law and I were talking about Where the Heart Is the other day and when I started to describe a scene in the book she completed my sentences. She remembers the same details!

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon 
was just as wonderful to read!

This book developed and described the characters so well.
If you like to read books about the daily lives of people this one might be for you.
This is about several people who come together unexpectedly and turn into a family.
The story takes place in rural Oklahoma and if you've ever lived in the southwest part of the US, you are going to feel like you know some of the characters.

Now imagine my surprise to realize this book was copyrighted in 1998.
I guess I was living under a rock (in Oklahoma) at the time or raising babies
because it passed me by until recently.
I also just learned that Billie Letts passed away last year.
What a loss!

I really enjoyed this book.
I hope you'll read it too and let me know what you think.

Now, moving on to another book on my reading list. :)

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Mimi said...

Thank you, Stacey! I have been trying to make a list of books to read this summer and this one sounds perfect! I loved Where the Heart Is and like you, didn't know about this one. Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

I love anything by Billie Letts. She has a way that draws you into the story. I didn't realize she had passed away. I agree, such a loss.
I hope you have a beautiful day.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I am not familiar with the author, but both books sound interesting!

Linda said...

Sounds like my kind of book!! I will look for this one at the library today!

Art and Sand said...

I am not familiar with the author, but on your recommendation, I'm going to add it to my list.

Patty Marker said...

I'm heading to the library today and I just added it to my list. Now to go check out what else your reading.

Kim said...

I'm not a big fiction reader, but once a summer, I like to read something just for pure fun. I have never read Where the Heart Is, I think I will start to grab it now! Thanks for the recommendation!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

It sounds great, Stacey. I will definitely try and find it.



Lynda Brandly said...

Thanks, Stacey! I love to read and am always glad for a book recommendation!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Nancy's Notes said...

I read the book and loved it! I'm so sad to hear Billie Letts passed away last year.

Laura said...

I am going to see if our library has this.
I love your book list!

Have a good week,


I loved your comment about my stink bugs!

debi said...

I will check it out and share with my book club gals!!


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stacey, this one sounds great and I am going to add this to my list. Hubby and I are big readers and always love a good recommendation. Thanks for sharing.
Did you get some of that rain in Dallas yesterday? None here, just very hot with a high ozone level. Summer's here!!
Hugs, CM

Blondie's Journal said...

I saw the movie for the first one years ago---my daughters watched it over and over. I'll look up this book. I love reading about peoples lives in this format.

Jane x

corners of my life said...

I loved this book.
I just wish it wasn't so old so I could suggest it to my book club. I am afraid members would have a hard time finding it.