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May Anna Kovacks was discovered on the dustry streets of Butte, Montana and went on to become a Hollywood star War, fame, marriage, love, and heartbreak came and went What never changed was the bond she shared with her two best friends, Effa Commander and Whippy Bird When scandal, murder, and betrayal made a legend of May Anna, only Effa and Whippy Bird could set the record straight


10 thoughts on “Buster Midnight's Cafe

  1. Jaime Jaime says:

    I ll be returning to the Sandra Dallas section in the library after reading this one, my first of her novels.I loved the voice of Effa Commander and, through her, Whippy Bird s inputs Characters lives, locations, and immediate surroundings felt fully fleshed out I could imagine going into Effa Commander s kitchen, pulling open a drawer, and actually finding silverware The rich combination of characters and storytelling is what made this book wholly satisfying, but the ending was really rewar I ll be returning to the Sandra Dallas section in the library after reading this one, my first of her novels.I loved the voice of Effa Commander and, through her, Whippy Bird s inputs Characters lives, locations, and immediate surroundings felt fully fleshed out I could imagine going into Effa Commander s kitchen, pulling open a drawer, and actually finding silverware The rich combination of characters and storytelling is what made this book wholly satisfying, but the ending was really rewarding It doesn t often happen, but when the last paragraph rolled around, I knew immediately how I wanted it to end and how it should end, and Sandra Dallas couldn t have written it any better than she did


  2. Marleen Marleen says:

    It was by happenstance that I came across a few reviews of Sandra Dallas books, and I liked what I read Another total coincidence is that I actually picked her first book written in1990 to start with.I will admit that her style is a bit reminiscent of Fannie Flagg or Billie Letts, both authors I utterly adore.Buster Midnight s Caf is indeed very sweet, compelling, funny, melancholic and charming It s the story of three friends from the time they were very young children in the 1920ies to th It was by happenstance that I came across a few reviews of Sandra Dallas books, and I liked what I read Another total coincidence is that I actually picked her first book written in1990 to start with.I will admit that her style is a bit reminiscent of Fannie Flagg or Billie Letts, both authors I utterly adore.Buster Midnight s Caf is indeed very sweet, compelling, funny, melancholic and charming It s the story of three friends from the time they were very young children in the 1920ies to their old age in the 1990ies butimportantly the reason why and what brings the narrator Effa Commander to write down their story at the advanced age of 75.It s not so much the content of these pages that are earth shattering one May Anna Kovaks becomes a famous movie star, known as Marion Street while Whippy Bird and Effa Commander stay in the copper mining city of Butte, Montana During all that time their friendship remains unwavering What is so special about this book is the narrative style it s simple and quirky, but absolutely engaging and sweet As a reader you can t stay unmoved by what life brings their way because it s told in the most honest and disarming way I was moved to tears when these two brave ladies lose their husbands Pink and Chick while fighting overseas in WWII I am certainly going to re read this one because there s so muchyou understand coming to the conclusion, and there will be evenpleasure reading it a second time around For me this book is about simple people who lead extra ordinary lives doing nothingthan the most ordinary things


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I read a lot of books in fact I read all day long for a living and it takes a lot to stir me to tears this book did that Sandra Dallas s characters truly touch me She is one of the best at characterization writing today I loved this novel and want Whippy Bird and Effa Commander to be my best friends, too


  4. Mary Mary says:

    I hesitate to label this book amazing, but I m giving it five stars because it is SUCH a charming read and an excellent story about the power of friendship Sandra Dallas is a pro at developing characters, and these characters were quirky and lovable and totally Montana Having lived in Butte for 4 years of my life, I was impressed with how well the author captured the atmosphere and peculiar charm of the place.


  5. Margaret Margaret says:

    What a find Sandra Dallas is a wonderful, authentic American writer I like her as much as Billie Letts I can t figure out where she comes up with the names of her characters but I love them, especially Effa Commander and Whippy Bird.I am still reading this book, but I know when I finish it I will have that forlorn feeling of losing my best friends.Seek this one out, and enjoy


  6. Carole P. Roman Carole P. Roman says:

    When I started Buster s Midnight Cafe, I didn t know if I would enjoy it I found the characters just a bit on the corny side, like an old Andy Griffith show I love Sandra Dallas and prefer the nineteenth century frontier she usually writes about I pushed though the beginning, curious about where she was headed and ended up wishing the book would not end Whippy Bird, Buster Midnight, Effa Commander, May Anna, Pink and Chick all became my friends as well Their genuineness, loyalty, depth of c When I started Buster s Midnight Cafe, I didn t know if I would enjoy it I found the characters just a bit on the corny side, like an old Andy Griffith show I love Sandra Dallas and prefer the nineteenth century frontier she usually writes about I pushed though the beginning, curious about where she was headed and ended up wishing the book would not end Whippy Bird, Buster Midnight, Effa Commander, May Anna, Pink and Chick all became my friends as well Their genuineness, loyalty, depth of character reawakened a simpler time,when people said what they meant and meant what they said The story follows a group of friends born in the mining town of Butte Montana during the depression Specifically, it traces the deep friendship of Whippy Bird, Effa Commander, and May Anna as their roots of their relationship grow deeply entwining with each other, their branches grow in different direction Whippy Bird and Effa marry and stay in Butte, while May Anna seeks fame and fortune in Hollywood There are twists and turns, tragedy, even a murder, yet the friendship stays strong in a unbreakable bond This was a delightful book, reminding us that when we love a friend unconditionally, the greatest gift returned is when they love you back with equal intensity


  7. Joni Joni says:

    The Audio book is certainly enjoyable to listen to and Effa Commander is quite a character The ending was so perfect I highly recommend listening to this Sandra Dallas story


  8. alisonwonderland alisonwonderland says:

    I ve been wanting to read Sandra Dallas for a long time, so I was eager to get to this one for the October meeting with my book lunch girls I finished it this rainy Saturday morning while wrapped in a blanket in bed.I think I started the book with a misconception Sue, who picked this month s book, had said we needed some lighter reading than we d had recently, and she called the narrator hilarious My fourteen year old daughter, who read the book before I got to it, also said the book was I ve been wanting to read Sandra Dallas for a long time, so I was eager to get to this one for the October meeting with my book lunch girls I finished it this rainy Saturday morning while wrapped in a blanket in bed.I think I started the book with a misconception Sue, who picked this month s book, had said we needed some lighter reading than we d had recently, and she called the narrator hilarious My fourteen year old daughter, who read the book before I got to it, also said the book was funny As I started reading, however, although I found the characters to be fun and quirky especially the names of Effa Commander and Whippy Bird I wasn t finding the story to be at all funny Poverty, prostitution, cancer, even boxing, are not light topics Even the theme of friendship is one that I findmeaningful than light hearted I looked up light hearted in the dictionary Not being burdened by trouble, worry, or care happy and carefree While friendship can, at times, be happy and carefree, I prefer relationships that are occasionally burdened by trouble, worry, and care and the friendship of May Anna, Effa, and Whippy is certainly one with burdens.I was about halfway through the book when I decided that it wasn t a light hearted book and that I should just continue reading it through my personal worldview Once that happened, I enjoyed the book a whole lotThe power of friendship to sustain people through war, loss, and death The ability of friends to come together to support and strengthen one another The importance of assuming the best of those we love and seeing the good in them Those are all themes I found in the novel Dallas does a good job of exploring them through the lives and relationships of fun, quirky characters with an interesting and compelling storyline I look forward to readingof her work There is one aspect of the book that really bugged me Effa Commander, the narrator of the story, frequently uses bad grammar especially me and as the subject of a sentence I understand that this was supposed to give the reader a sense of who Effa is, and while I accept that she is uneducated and unpretentious, her use of words in other ways is so beautiful and so effective that these instances of bad grammar grated on my nerves


  9. Melinda Melinda says:

    As if character names such as Effa Commander and Whippy Bird alone do not merit a reading of this novel, the scandals, true friendships and portrayal of Butte,Montana just might This novel elaborates on the melodrama esque nature of early Hollywood as May Anna Kovaks, now Marion Street, finds her stride as an up and coming cinema celebrity, all while her best friends, Effa Commander and Whippy Bird follow her rise to fame from their quiet corner in Butte I liked how true and lasting the friend As if character names such as Effa Commander and Whippy Bird alone do not merit a reading of this novel, the scandals, true friendships and portrayal of Butte,Montana just might This novel elaborates on the melodrama esque nature of early Hollywood as May Anna Kovaks, now Marion Street, finds her stride as an up and coming cinema celebrity, all while her best friends, Effa Commander and Whippy Bird follow her rise to fame from their quiet corner in Butte I liked how true and lasting the friendship of the unholy three really was through thick and thin, meaty and lean I listened to this book, and narrator Cynthia Darlow epitomized the heart, language and hick like dialect that this book portrays She was a perfect voice for Effa Commander and made the story flow and come alive


  10. Wendy Wendy says:

    I think Sandra Dallas is my new favorite author I love the quirky characters and their goodness She adds a little mystery and a lot of humor The storyline for this book takes place in Butte, Montana before during and after WWII It s about three childhood friends, the Unholy Three and the path their lives follow from childhood to senior citizens.