The Terminal Diner

The Terminal Diner Men like pie Who would know the truth behind those words better than Elaina Brady s mother Maria Months after she showed her teenage daughter how to bake perfect pie and hours after offering that culi

  • Title: The Terminal Diner
  • Author: Mary Pat Hyland
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Men like pie Who would know the truth behind those words better than Elaina Brady s mother Maria Months after she showed her teenage daughter how to bake perfect pie and hours after offering that culinary wisdom, Maria abandons Elaina, her sister Dee Dee and their father Walt All it took was a lingering, lusty look from a Missoula trucker who stopped by their family s Men like pie Who would know the truth behind those words better than Elaina Brady s mother Maria Months after she showed her teenage daughter how to bake perfect pie and hours after offering that culinary wisdom, Maria abandons Elaina, her sister Dee Dee and their father Walt All it took was a lingering, lusty look from a Missoula trucker who stopped by their family s diner and ordered a slice of lemon meringue Maria hitches a ride west with him, and with that impulsive decision, sixteen year old Elaina loses her mother and gains a job baking pies at the diner A decade after Maria s departure, Elaina is still working at The Terminal Diner, just around the bend from an upstate New York airport Her humdrum life is defined by pie baking routine Elaina realizes painfully that all she still knows about the opposite sex is summed up in the three last words her mother spoke to her Then one deceivingly beautiful morning in September 2001, horrifying acts committed by terrorists a hundred miles away upset her world, bringing new influences into her life and inspiring her to be like her mother impulsive Will Elaina survive the consequences of her actions This suspenseful story is the fourth novel by Top 100 bestselling author Mary Pat Hyland.

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    1. From: Lilac Wolf and StuffThe cover is so bright, that's what caught my attention in the Facebook group, Review Seekers when author MaryPat Hyland asked for reviews for her book. I looked it over, but for some reason I was expecting something different from this tale. Right away it goes into the tragedy of 9/11 and I admit that my eyes rolled and I nearly put the book down. Honestly I can't take the rabid patriot behavior surrounding that day, and was afraid this book would be full of it. Pleasa [...]

    2. The last thing Elaina Brady's mother said to her before she left the family was Men like pie. And with those words and the knowledge on how to make pie Maria walked away from her 2 little girls, her husband and the diner that had been in her family. Years later while Elaina's sister Dee Dee has a life outside the diner and the town Elaina is still there baking pies and living with her dad. Then 9-11 happens and everything changes for her. She meets some new people and decides that life is too sh [...]

    3. Elaina's mother left when she was sixteen. Her only advice - "Men like pies." So Elaina has spent the past twelve years working in the family diner making the best pies in the state. Her sister has a life, her friends have a life, but her life is the diner and making pies that men love. Then 9-11 happens and her life (and the lives of many others) will never be the same.For some reason I started reading this book expecting a murder mystery. There is murder and a bit of mystery, but I would class [...]

    4. This well written novel started out as somewhat a tribute to those who were involved with the tragedies of 9/11. The Terminal Dinner follows the life of Elaina and describes how that one day changed her life. Although she only witnessed the horrors by television, she learns of tragedy through the different people she meets. A recurring dream haunts Elaina and throughout the novel she thinks that different people are the angel rescuing her in the dream. Due to a misguided childhood from a flighty [...]

    5. I thought this book was really great. The beginning of the book reminded me of the Twilight Zone in the way that it was written. It seemed more like a play than a novel but then it shifted toward the middle toward more of a novel. I enjoyed the characters thoroughly and their dynamics. It was a interesting read.

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