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From the Desk of Buster Heywood

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As lives go, Buster Heywood’s got it pretty good. His job with the town offices of Aviario pays him just enough to keep a roof over his head and food in his kitchen. His job even keeps him free from having to deal with his social anxiety. He’s always seen things a bit different from everyone else, and now that he’s found a comfortable little bubble, he’ll do everything he ...more
Published July 7th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
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A.B. Funkhauser
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lonely civic worker Buster Heywood devotes a large part of his day to people watching, something easily done in the small east coast community of Aviario. Filled with ‘gray streets and tired lives’ the little community offers up the usual hospital workers ‘wearing their names on their chests,’ underprivileged children playing ball in pajama pants, and brusque waitresses like Rachael who can’t let a man eat without disrupting his tranquility ‘just because.’ Maybe the striki
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Characters were well developed, plot was full of twists and turns. Rather hauntingly real locale, could be anywhere but nicely defined as where it is. Well worth the time to read.
R.R. Willica
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was going to be an old school private detective novel and that's not what it's about at all. This is not a bad thing, because this book is fantastic.

The characters are well developed and realistic. They feel like real people. Any of the cast of characters could walk into the room at any moment. I especially liked Buster, however; because he's not your usual hero. He suffers from sever social anxiety. D'Onorio does a wonderful job of not only describing the anxiety, but showing how i
Judi Easley
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great debut novel! From the first page, I was caught up in being able to SEE in my mind's eye each scene. The author moves her characters through their environment very well. They are well developed, too. You get right into their relationships with them because she makes them so real. I was very impressed with the metamorphosis of the main character, Buster, as he goes through each of these experiences and his innocence is peeled aside and he becomes aware of life. I think his solution ma ...more
priscilla Diblasi
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A first novel written by a young woman from New Hampshire. I loved reading this book. It had wonderful character development. They were both flawed and believable The pace was perfect. It kept my interest and made me want to see where we would end up. I loved the book. Recommend!!
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Angela (or Ang, but never Angie) lives in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with her lovely fiancee, Laurel, two particularly eccentric cats, and one opinionated conure named Jupiter. She roots the places she creates in the places that she loves, and friends and family may just find hints of the familiar in the streets of Aviario. While writing is not currently her only bread and butter, she spend ...more

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“Buster finished off his soup as he watched the other people pass by the window: a woman walking a collie puppy on a frayed leash, people in dress coats hurrying through the wind and shouting into their cell phones, a parade of young women picking their way through the slush in high heels. He was beginning to think that, at last, he had deciphered the reason women wore high-heeled shoes: to keep from tripping on their pant legs. Though, of course, that raised the question of why they felt they needed such long pants, in the first place. It was a never-ending battle, understanding women – and other people, in general.” 0 likes
“Cam fixed him with a long, amused stare. "We're gonna have kind of a long day, aren't we, Buster."
"... Yes.”
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