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Hope's used to thinking on her feet - she hasn't become a terrific waitress by accident. But when she and her aunt Addie move from New York City to a small town in Wisconsin to run the Welcome Stairways Diner, she isn't sure she'll fit in.

Luckily, she doesn't have much time to dwell on it, what with life at the diner and her new home's upcoming election. G. T., the owner of Welcome Stairways, has decided to run for mayor, and no one in town knows what to think. After all, G. T. has leukemia. And his opponent is the current mayor, who hasn't lost an election yet. Some think G. T. is crazy, but Hope sees the goodness and power in him. Will everyone else see it too?

©2003 Joan Bauer (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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The narrator's voice does the book justice and left me wanting to hear more. Thank you!

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A fun, deep book.

How can a fun, easy to read book contain such wisdom and depth? This is a great book from beginning to end. The characters are real and memorable. I have never read any of Joan Bauers’ works before, but I’m going to order another one today!

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Best book ever

Very interesting and inspirational story. It was not hard to follow. Did a book report for school and got an A.

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excellent!

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the story alone is a masterpiece, filled with raw emotion, real life challenges, useful tips & lots of humor
the narrator does the story justice- excellent!

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  • Ll
  • 08-20-17

Great

I needed to read this book for school and it helped me save time and really picture the story.

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Amazing

I loved listening to this book it makes it so much easier for a book report!!

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Jenna Lamia enchanting as usual.

How such a charming and engrossing story could be embroidered from the fairly mundane lives of ordinary people is just magic. Well done. Most enjoyable

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  • kds
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  • 03-22-15

I really really liked this book it was amazing

I did not struggle to finish this book because it was amazing to the z it was sad and funny at the same time ohh I love it!