The Reunion at Herb's Cafe

978-0-87565-727-1 Cloth
6 x 9. 128 pp.
Pub Date: 08/23/2019
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And what a reunion it is! Dan Jenkins reunites many of the most memorable and irascible characters from his most memorable and hilarious novels—starting with Semi-Tough. Billy Clyde Puckett, Shake Tiller, T. J. Lambert, Barbara Jane Bookman, Big Ed Bookman, Slick Henderson, Juanita Hutchins, Doris Steadman—the list goes on, and they’re all packin’ heat. It all begins when Herb’s Café—modeled after a Fort Worth landmark renowned for its chicken-fried steak—goes up for sale after Herb’s death and the establishment’s disastrous sequel as a trendy restaurant featuring outrageous nouvelle cuisine. Tommy Earl Bruner buys the place, rehires most of the old staff, and invites all its former denizens to Fort Worth for a grand celebration. The uproarious outcome could only have been dreamed up by comic mastermind Dan Jenkins.
This is a special commemorative edition of Dan Jenkins's last novel, including a foreword by Tom Brokaw and an afterword by Sally Jenkins.

Published by Texas Christian University Press