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Tennessee River Cafe: A Short Story Collection Beth Curtis

Tennessee River Cafe: A Short Story Collection

Beth Curtis

Published December 29th 2014
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Kindle Edition
116 pages
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Tennessee River Cafe introduces us to a new and gifted storyteller. In this debut collection of interrelated short stories, you will find a delectable menu of unforgettable characters and the close-knit world they inhabit. Set in a small ruralMoreTennessee River Cafe introduces us to a new and gifted storyteller. In this debut collection of interrelated short stories, you will find a delectable menu of unforgettable characters and the close-knit world they inhabit. Set in a small rural community clustered on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River, these stories hark back to the mainstream Southern literature reminiscent of Eudora Welty’s time.The Tennessee River Cafe, where Miss Edna and Miss Sally, two maiden sisters, have been serving up breakfast and lunch for the past thirty-five years, is the touchstone of the stories and a common denominator for a widely diverse social order. The stories unfold in sequence, revealing the cast of characters, much as chapters in a novel, as they move in and out of the town landmarks—the cafe and bank, the hotel, grocery store, sheriff’s office, lawyer’s office—in this established and static community. But outside this constricted and public sphere, where one is always on display, exists a personal and sometimes secret world.Eccentric characters, a revival, coon hunt, trot lines, a midnight encounter with a barge, along with murder, a drunk rattler, and the death of a stranger—all are here in this quiet little town, in southern Tuscomby County, known as River Bluff, Tennessee.