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Author Doig, Ivan.

Title Last bus to wisdom / Ivan Doig.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Fiction  F Doi    ---  DUE 11-12-15
 Parsons Fiction  F Doig, I.    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Doig    ---  Available
Description 453 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Source NBK 8/15 PPL
B&T 08.2015 PARS
Summary "In the spirit of The Bartender's Tale, a lively and poignant coming-of-age story about a boy and his great-uncle on a cross-country odyssey. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for "female trouble" in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate-bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical--is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German (as Donal discovers him to be), and Donal can't seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate decides to pack him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But to Donal's surprise, he's not traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way. Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is another treasure of a novel from the best storyteller of the West"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Boys -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Travelers -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Road fiction.
Subject FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
ISBN 9781594632020

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