|By (author):||McLean, Stuart|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Humorous / General|
|FICTION / Short Stories (single author)|
|Awards:||Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour (2016) Long-listed
|Size:||8.00in x 5.18in|
|From The Publisher*||A brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, from the inimitable Stuart McLean, featuring a worldlier and wiser Dave and Morley.|
Dave and Morley are growing older, Steph and Sam are growing up. Moving out and moving on.
Dave and Morley's marriage has mellowed and deepened like a fine wine, Sam has developed a palate for girls and Gruyere, and Steph's found happiness with an artist who photographs roadkill.
Everyone's growing wiser and worldlier--well, almost everyone.
Yes, Dave still has trouble with the automatic car wash, defibrillators, and hot yoga, but he's come to appreciate Mary Turlington, and that's saying quite a bit.
In this brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, the more things change, the more things stay the same . . .
|Review Quote*|| • "The tales are often funny, sometimes wistful--always warm and entertaining." --The Gazette (Montreal)|
• "Clearly written, infused with homespun aphorisms and unabashedly cheerful." --Maclean's
• "Full of warmth and charm and dignity and real emotion . . . very beautiful indeed." --The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
• "Finding the comic seam of universal moments is precisely what McLean does well." --The Globe and Mail
• "McLean has darn near perfect pitch. . . . He is so in tune with his characters." --Winnipeg Free Press
• "Stuart McLean is one of Canada's most beloved storytellers." --Ottawa Citizen
|Biographical Note||STUART McLEAN is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. Close to two million people listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend on CBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, and on a growing number of public radio stations across the United States. McLean was awarded the Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award in 2004. He is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. In 2014 he was awarded the CBA Lifetime Achievement Award. |
From the Hardcover edition.