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Vinyl Cafe unplugged

by McLean, Stuart, 1948-2017

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC MCL
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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.
Pet sounds
The fly
I've got you under my skin
Christmas presents
Harrison Ford's toes
Who's sorry now?
Last kind word blues
Bare truth
Susan is serious
I fall to pieces
Odd jobs
Razor's edge
Morley's Christmas pageant
Someone to watch over me
Love never ends.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Record stores -- Canada -- Fiction.
Canadian wit and humor.
Short stories, Canadian.
Humorous stories.
Canada -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Riverhead Books,2009
Edition 1st Riverhead trade paperback ed.
Language English
Notes First published by Viking Canada in 2000.
Description 258 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781594484063 (trade pbk.)
1594484066 (trade pbk.)
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