From the depression to the final days of World War II, Tales of the Wide-A-Wake Café tells the story of a group of women who, by staying home to fight the war, changed America forever. The story begins in the Wide-A-Wake Café, a tiny eatery at the intersection of Highway 77 and the famous Route 66, in Edmond, Oklahoma. The women working there didn't become famous, but their lives were anything but ordinary. Their stories crackle with passion, commitment, and real life. Janice, Clara, Cynthia, Tina, and the others are the women of the greatest generation in American history, and this is the story of what they did, and how they lived when war changed everything about their lives. Their loves and heartbreaks, successes, failures, fears and triumphs are chronicled in Tales with authenticity and an artist's understanding heart. Every page, every detail, every line of dialogue rings true and inspires in the reader their own commitment and emotion. If you're ready to believe, really believe in the characters you're reading about, to care about their lives and what happens to them, this is your book. You will never forget these women and how they make you feel.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is more than a story about a cafe'. It is a wonderful trip down memory lane, making new friends as you go. Curt did an outstanding job of telling a story with wonderful people in a REAL town, a town that I grew up in. So many of the places in this story are known to the people who lived in Edmond then and now. Curt has a natural talent for telling a story that makes you feel that you know these people. A must read.