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The never-open desert diner : novel / James Anderson.

Anderson, James, (author.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F AND (Text) 37521530585340 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Anderson, James (Text) 78294000253579 Adult Fiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton M Anderson (Text) 30890000556611 Adult Books Upper level Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library FIC AND (Text) 70741000134886 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780912887104
  • ISBN: 0912887109
  • Physical Description: 286 pages (hardcover) : maps (inside covers) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Caravel Books, a division of Pleasure Boat Studio, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Ben Jones lives a life of quiet and relative solitude, working as a trucker in one of the most isolated areas of the Utah desert, which has become a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. A preacher who carries a huge cross up and down the highway, brothers living in abandoned train cars, and Walt—the owner of The Well-Known Desert Diner, which hasn’t been open since 1987—are among Ben’s clients on that desolate strip of Highway 117. When Ben meets Claire, a mysterious woman he finds playing a cello in an abandoned housing development, he is drawn into a love affair that has serious and life-threatening consequences not only for them both but for the others who have made this desert their sanctuary. Ultimately, a conflict erupts among Claire, her ex-husband, and a suspicious third party over a precious cello. Ben winds up helpless in the middle of this dispute, which reignites a decades-old tragedy at The Well-Known Desert Diner, referred to by the locals as The Never-Open Desert Diner. In this unforgettable story of love and loss, Ben must learn the enduring truth that some violent crimes renew themselves across generations.
Subject: Truck drivers > Fiction.
Cellists > Fiction.
Diners (Restaurants) > Utah > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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