Hope was here
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
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But those of you who've stared down a thing like cancer know what happens
when you get this kind of news about your health. At first, you can't believe it; after
that, the fear gets pretty strong. I'm fifty-four years old. I never once felt the need to
bring the thug his coffee as G.T. is saying, "The thing I hate most about dying is
how we deny its existence for as long as we can. Nobody knows how long they'
ve got on this earth. And we all need to live our lives just a little bit like the hearse
But that's the lesson of the Welcome Stairways — you don't know which way a
thing will come at you, but you need to welcome it with your whole heart
whichever way it arrives. The best thing about having G.T. as an official grafted
father was ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lilibrarian - LibraryThing
When Hope's Aunt Addie moves her to Wisconsin to take over cooking in a diner there, Hope does not want to go. Her life is in New York City. But she gets involved in a local political campaign, meets new people and works her philosophy of waitressing and life on the world around her. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
A bit too much going on here. Is is a story about a teen finding the home within her heart, separate from dreams about reuniting with her biological parents? Is it about her getting used to a new town ... Read full review