The Never-Open Desert Diner

By: James Anderson


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Ben is a lonely truck driver who makes deliveries to the folks who live on Route 117. He is the only one who will deliver to these people who are often hiding from something out in the desert, so he has contracts with both UPS and FedEx. But as he is often unwilling to take payment from these people who don’t have a lot of money, he is about to lose his truck and his business.

The characters in this book are so beautifully written. There is Ben, the truck drive who connects them all to the world- Ginny the pregnant teenage daughter of a former girlfriend who he runs into at Walmart-Claire- a mysterious woman living in an abandoned housing development and Walt who owns the diner that is never open. There are even more and the ways that they are all linked makes for a fascinating story.

Everyone in the desert has a mystery and it can be brutal living with the heat and flash floods, so the outsiders don’t are very well. You will finish this book and then want to know more about what happens to the characters afterward!

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this honest review.

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