Book Review: Buster Midnight’s Café, by Sandra Dallas.
Since getting a Smartphone several months ago, and trying to stay up to date with all of the new technology the Library has available, I have been “meeting” a lot of new Authors.
Some of them I didn’t like at all. Some like; Charles Martin (Catching Fireflies) Rachel Hauck, (The Wedding Dress; ) Stephanie Kallos (Broken for You) and Sandra Dallas (The Bride House) and I just finished listening to Buster Midnight’s Café, I have really enjoyed.
Buster Midnight’s Café takes place in the late 1930’s and 1940’s in the copper mining town of Butte Montana.
The main characters in the story are: Effa Commander, the narrator, Whippy Bird, and May Anna Kovacks (who became Marion Street when she grew up and became a movie star). Their nickname became the “Unholy 3.” The story follows them and other friends Toney, Buster, Pink, Chick (and their not so good friend “Pigface” later known as Father Pig Face.) We watch them grow through the depression, prohibition, WWII, love, marriage, joy and sorrow.
This story is humorous and touching it brought laughter and tears. I usually judge a story by how much I will miss this good friends when a book is finished, I can’t do that with this one because they all lived a great life some longer than others.
This book is very similar to Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café; Standing in the Rainbow and Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven.
Buster Midnight’s Café, is available from JDL in Large Print and downloadable Audio (OneClickDigital) and the Michigan Electronic Library in both Book and Book on CD format.