The Last Bus to Coffeville by J. Paul Henderson is an inspiring read about Nancy who is trying to escape from a Nursing Home. Once escaping she embarks on a trip on a stolen tour bus traveling towards Mississippi with a bunch of other people.
As the title of the book has coffee within it, it got me thinking about Coffee recipes that they could take on their trip. Now, I’m sure you’re all looking at this post and thinking ‘Coffee? Woah, what’s happened to Clare? she loves tea!’. Well, you wouldn’t be wrong, I do LOVE tea, but I weirdly like coffee flavoured things, just the taste of an actual cup of Coffee is horrible. ANYWAY, let’s get onto these tasty recipes.
(Credit: BBC Good Food)
Coffee and Walnut Cake from BBC Good Food
We all need a Coffee and Walnut cake in our lives and more so when it looks as delicious as the one above. I guess you could change the walnuts for something and do you know what I’d love to add? Chocolate! I’m not sure if it would work, but hey, I’d try it.
(Credit: The View from Great Island}
Ice Coffee Popsicle
I know it’s an American name, but we all love an Ice Lolly, don’t we? I haven’t tried these before and I’m sure a few of you haven’t either, but I bet they’re brilliant for a hot summers day.
Irish Cream Tiramisu
You can’t go wrong with Tiramisu, it tastes so good. I was browsing the Internet and found the Irish Cream version by Nigella Lawson. Wow, that’s all I can say. Just looking at the picture makes me want to go into the kitchen and make it.
Cappuccino Cookies with Espresso and White Chocolate
I have a favourite sweet treat from Thortons which is Cappuccino and White chocolate and it’s to die for. I Googled the combination and found the cookies. I love Cookies.
Are you feeling a little bit hungry? I know I am!
About Last Bus to Coffeeville
Nancy Skidmore has Alzheimer’s and Eugene Chaney III once more a purpose in life – to end hers.
When the moment for Gene to take Nancy to her desired death in Coffeeville arrives she is unexpectedly admitted to the secure unit of a nursing home and he is constrained to call upon the help of his two remaining friends: Bob Crenshaw, a man who has been officially dead for forty years, and Jack Guravitch, a disgraced weatherman in the throes of a midlife crisis.
They ‘kidnap’ Nancy and drive to Mississippi in a stolen tour bus once owned by Paul McCartney. Along the way they are joined by a young orphan boy called Eric who is searching for his only surviving family member – an exotic dancer named Susan.
Last Bus to Coffeeville is a funny story about sad things, a chronicle of lives that have jumped the tracks, and a tale of endings and new beginnings.
About the Author
J Paul Henderson was born and grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, gained a Master’s degree in American Studies and travelled to Afghanistan. He worked in a foundry, as a bus conductor, trained as an accountant and then, when the opportunity to return to academia arose, left for Mississippi, returning four years later with a doctorate in 20thC US History and more knowledge of Darlington Hoopes than was arguably necessary. (Hoopes was a Pennsylvanian socialist and the last presidential candidate of the American Socialist Party). American History departments were either closing or contracting, so he opted for a career in publishing, most of which was spent selling textbooks, in one position or other, for John Wiley & Sons. He lives in a house in England, drives a car and owns a television set. And that’s about it.