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Author Parks, Robin author.

Title Egg heaven : stories / Robin Parks.

Publication Info. Albany, New York : Shade Mountain Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC PARKS,R    Available
Description 148 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Home on the range -- Las golondrinas -- Egg heaven -- La playa -- Breakfast -- Delgado's Family Mexican Restraunt -- MarDel's Diner -- Northwoods Tavern -- Floationg by.
Summary Showing a distinctly un-glamorous side of Southern California, these lyrical short stories are set in run-down diners and other neighborhood eateries with names that range from the prosaic (Breakfast) to the whimsical (Egg Heaven). In one place they offer only chicken pot pie, all day, every day. In another, they serve you what they think you need--order pancakes, you might get a BLT. Waitresses, cooks, and customers collide, coexist, sometimes offer comfort along with grilled cheese sandwiches or chorizo- scrambled eggs. The stories feature lost mothers, runaway mothers, mother- substitutes; daughters fleeing their old lives and waiting to build new ones. Men and women worn down with disappointment still manage to form connections with each other, share moments of joy. These are lives on the margin, portrayed with respect and compassion.
Subject Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction
Waitresses -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction
California, Southern -- Fiction
ISBN 9780991355501 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0991355504 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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