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Vinyl Cafe Unplugged
     

Vinyl Cafe Unplugged

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by Stuart McLean
 

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Bestselling author and radio storytelling sensation Stuart McLean revisits the heartwarming and hilarious friends from his iconic Vinyl Cafe.

Dave and his wife Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle. That's not to say that there is

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Bestselling author and radio storytelling sensation Stuart McLean revisits the heartwarming and hilarious friends from his iconic Vinyl Cafe.

Dave and his wife Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle. That's not to say that there is anything particularly unusual about the family and friends at the Vinyl Cafe. After all, who wouldn't try to toilet-train a cat? Who hasn't started a small home fix-it job only to set fire to the walls? Created mass hysteria at a school concert? Lost an aging relative while visiting our nation's capital?

Vinyl Cafe Unplugged is a warm and delightful collection of stories following the common foibles and everyday absurdities of family life.

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Publishers Weekly
This latest installment to Canadian radio host McLean's Vinyl Cafe series continues the agreeable story of record shop owner Dave; his wife, Morley; their dog, Arthur; and their kids Sam and Stephanie. The lovable Canadian clan wobbles its way through family life and life at the record store, ranging from a gentle yarn of homemade Christmas gifts to the near hysteria of a school play gone wrong; even a false fire alarm can't douse the warm fuzzies. A host of wacky characters orbits Dave's family, including a British aunt who harangues them into making a suitable cup of tea and later disappears when she climbs into a boat on the back of a trailer and is driven off, and Morley's ramrod-straight former roommate, who watches, horrified, as Morley's wild children influence her own. McLean has a talent for describing the little details that reveal our neuroses and folly, but also our generosity and love. These quirky vignettes are as sweet as they are funny, a well-timed holiday treat from a Canadian Garrison Keillor. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594484063
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
593,584
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stuart McLean writes and hosts the popular CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe. He is the author of the bestselling books Vinyl Cafe Diaries, which won the short fiction award from the Canadian Authors Association; Welcome Home: Travels in Smalltown Canada, which con the CAA's award for nonfiction; Home from the Vinyl Cafe; and Vinyl Cafe Unplugged, both of which won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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