Wind Tails

Wind Tails

A Novel

Book - 2007
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A group of travelers meet at a diner and tell stories of their lives.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, 2007
ISBN: 9781552786635
Branch Call Number: FIC DeGra 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 302 p


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Cdnbookworm May 18, 2011

This was a finalist for the OLA Evergreen Award.
The story is set at a cafe on a mountain pass highway in BC. As the various characters pass through the cafe, we learn their back stories and how they came to be where they are. As you can guess from the title, the book is inspired by the wind and each chapter has a wind theme to it, from Tailwind to Wayward Wind to Wind Shift, the action in the chapter matches its heading. All of the story takes place in the late '70s. Local characters range from the owner of the cafe, Cass, to the local police officer, Bob. Passing through are Jo, a young teen out of Calgary; Pink, a young man from the US travelling with the wind; and many others. I loved the characters and how the stories led into each other.

May 18, 2010

a young girl leaves home because of betrayal and ends up working in a cafe on the highway.
There she meets a series of characters that are all searching for something that they have lost or have had taken from them.
This is a book that is an easy read but is full of fascinating people that are all wounded but have been able to maintain a sense of humor and real caring for others.
I really enjoyed this interweaving of these chance encounters in a isolated roadside diner.

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