Across thousands of miles, the Canadian population clusters like loosely strung beads on the thread of the 49th parallel. This is truly Canada—a vast stretch of land and a bounty of small towns. In Welcome Home, Stuart McLean takes us on a heartwarming journey from one coast to the other to visit these small yet vibrant places and meet their remarkable citizens.
We visit Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, an old-fashioned "cow town"; Dresden, Ontario, once a destination for escaped slaves using the Underground Railroad; St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, where the worldÕs strongest man is buried; and Foxwarren, Manitoba, a quintessential hockey town. We wander along Main Street in Sackville, New Brunswick; explore Nakusp, B.C., which may have been the home of an illegitimate child of royalty; and watch the icebergs float by in Ferryland, Newfoundland.
Each town Stuart visits tells us a little about Canada's rich and often forgotten history and a lot about who Canadians are today. With a storyteller's eye for detail and an effervescent sense of humour, Stuart McLean introduces us to seven truly wonderful places and dozens of extraordinary people.
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STUART McLEAN writes and hosts the popular CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe. Over one million people around the world tune in to the show every week. He is the author of many bestselling and award-winning books, including eight collections of Vinyl Cafe stories.
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1993. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9475618
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Book Description Penguin Canada. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511495351
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1993. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 867441n
Book Description Penguin Group (Canada), Toronto, ON, Canada, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Soft Cover. Ex-Library Size: 8vo - over 7¾ in. - 9¾ in.Tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 081596
Book Description Penguin Books, Toronto, 1993. Paperback. pp. xvii, 463. 8vo. Light shelfwear, light rubbing, light age toning; good+. SIGNED by Stuart McLean. Bookseller Inventory # 022994
Book Description Penguin, Toronto, 1993. Softcover. Book Condition: NF. Various vignettes of true small town life by the popular CBC radio journalist. Heavy book may require more postage. 463 . pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1025001
Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 463pp. Prev owner name inked on flyleaf. Fore edge rough cut. Colour illustrated wrap with French flaps are clean and without wear. Binding square and not creased. Winner of the 1993 Canadian Authors Association Award for Best Non-Fiction Book. Bookseller Inventory # 033560