Where I Belong

Where I Belong

by Alan Doyle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385680363
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,059,883
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ALAN DOYLE is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge, which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Doyle lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jann Arden xi

Author's Note xiii

Prologue: Boy on Bridge xv

Part 1

Chapter 1 Rough Side Out 1

Chapter 2 The Way Things Were 23

Chapter 3 Breaking Bread 44

Part 2

Chapter 4 Ye Bastarding Doyles 71

Chapter 5 Cutting Out Tongues 82

Chapter 6 Selling Tongues and Picking Capelin 102

Part 3

Chapter 7 Old Woman's Gulch 119

Chapter 8 The Taste of Salt 145

Chapter 9 Transubstantiation 186

Part 4

Chapter 10 The Doyles from Petty Harbour 217

Chapter 11 First Attempt 246

Chapter 12 Petty Harbour Dog 283

Epilogue: Boy on Bridge 307

Glossary of Terms (Mostly for Mainlanders) 309

Acknowledgements 313

Where I Belong, song lyrics 315

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Where I Belong 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An outstanding read; second only listening to telling the story himself.
LibraryClerk1 More than 1 year ago
You can hear the voice of Alan coming through loud and clear. A great book filled with his rascally adventures on the coast, the family dynamics of brother and sisters, and the strength of his parents as they lead this Catholic boy to adulthood. Surrounded by love, music and hockey it is no surprise he grew to be the strong performer and leader that he is!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alan learns to be a man through a “work hard, play hard” upbringing, influenced by a colorful cast of characters you’ll love. Newfoundlanders if nothing else are an intelligent, hard working, entertaining people with good humor and huge hearts. You’ll easily get lost in this beautifully written story, a book you’ll hate to finish, one of the few you’ll laugh out loud reading and memorable long after you put it down.